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David Hull

Brussels, Belgium Europe Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Competition: EU
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Clients highlight David Hull 's ability to "identify the risks and potential ways to mitigate those risks in a very analytical way. He knows the law so well that he can analyse the case and quickly give a step-by-step breakdown of the matter." "He has a great ability to provide strategic and business-focused advice," states another client, adding: "He sees the bigger picture of the core commercial priorities and the key risks and is extremely pragmatic in his advice." David Hull is a key contributor to the firm's strong reputation among life sciences companies.
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David is a seasoned competition lawyer, having started practising in Brussels in 1984. He specialises in representing clients in complex investigations before the European Commission and in litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg.

Notable cases include Lundbeck (“reverse payment” patent settlements); Cathode Ray Tubes (appeal of cartel decision); Ryanair (appeal of Commission decision blocking takeover of Aer Lingus); Akzo (landmark case on legal privilege); Bitumen (appeal of cartel decision) and Microsoft (appeal of fine imposed for alleged non-compliance with Commission decision).

David has in-depth experience in the life sciences sector. He has successfully represented leading life science companies in major EU investigations and regularly advises them on life cycle management issues, European parallel trade and distribution issues (including co-marketing and co-promotion agreements), discount/rebate schemes, collaboration arrangements, IP licensing and mergers.

He teaches competition law at the University of Liège, the Free University of Brussels and the Brussels School of Competition.

Career

Partner at Van Bael & Bellis. Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, David was the head of the EU competition practice of Covington & Burling.

Professional Memberships

Avocat, Brussels Bar. Solicitor, England and Wales. Member of the State Bar of Georgia.

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