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Provided by Jean-François Bellis

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Jean-François is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. He has several decades of experience in competition and trade law, representing clients in numerous cases before the European Commission and the EU Courts.

In the field of EU competition, Jean-François assists clients on all aspects of competition law with particular expertise in cartels, abuses of dominance and merger control. He has acted in landmark competition cases, including United Brands, Woodpulp, Michelin I and II, Microsoft and Intel. He has also served as an expert on EU competition law in international arbitration proceedings.

In the field of international trade, Jean-François has assisted clients in numerous anti-dumping and anti-subsidy cases in proceedings before the European Commission and in related litigation before the EU Courts and the WTO dispute settlement system. He was appointed by the WTO Director-General as a member of the WTO panel in the Automotive Leather dispute between the US and Australia.

Career

Co-founded Van Bael & Bellis in 1986. Lectures on competition law at University of Brussels (ULB), Brussels school of Competition (BSC) and University of Liège.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Brussels Bar.

Publications

Numerous books and articles, and regularly speaks on both of these subjects at international conferences and seminars.

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International Trade/WTO - Europe-wide
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Senior Statespeople

Jean-François Bellis is a highly reputed figure in the international trade space, noted for his extensive experience and role as the firm's founder.


Competition: EU - Belgium
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Senior Statespeople

Jean-François Bellis has a superb reputation for his handling of CJEU litigation on behalf of either intervening third parties or the addressees of EC decisions. "He will handle appeals before the Court of Justice on his own; he is extraordinary," states one market commentator. Jean-François Bellis has an established reputation as one of the top lawyers in Brussels for competition law matters.

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