What the team is known for
Widely regarded as a transactional powerhouse, Freshfields' Brussels office is an excellent option for handling multi-jurisdictional matters. Hailed for effective collaboration with offices across the international network, the team has particularly strong links to the London hub and offers top-tier English law expertise. It has the capacity to advise clients on inbound matters and is instructed by clients who wish to expand their business overseas, as lead counsel.
The team excels in corporate/M&A and competition matters, with particular expertise in complex EU competition law issues where it maintains a terrific reputation for handling major cross-border merger clearance mandates. Other strength areas include banking and finance and tax, which also drive a sizeable portion of the firm's cross-border mandates, advising both domestic and international clients.
An impressed client enthuses: "Freshfields assists us in various cross-border transactions and is able to handle working together efficiently with both third-party law firms and foreign law firms within its own network. They have an excellent network available that is able to jump in on the spot on a wide range of time-sensitive matters while maintaining the highest quality of work."
Another client praises the firm's handling of a multi-jurisdictional merger clearance out of Brussels, adding: "Freshfields, as a law firm, is just one of the best firms there is globally for antitrust."
A further client notes: "The firm has a very well-integrated approach, and our contacts in Brussels make sure that we have the same level of quality across all jurisdictions. It goes smoothly and swiftly and does not create any delay."