Philip Torbøl is a founding partner of the K&L Gates Brussels office and is a member of the antitrust, competition and trade regulation group. Within his practice, he focuses on EU competition law, international trade laws and internal market.
Olivier Proust graduated from the Université Panthéon Assas in Paris. He later studied Masters in the Anglo-Saxon law system in Toronto and completed a Masters law degree at the University of Strasbourg. He has worked in Paris specializing in IP/IT law, information technology law as well data protection until he later moved to Brussels.
Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey studied law at the universities of Bonn and Lausanne as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges. He did a master’s degree in European Community Law at the College of Europe. Worked as an academic assistant for Prof. Dr. Everling, a former judge at the European Court of Justice in Bonn. In 1998, after completing doctorate on European Media Law, started a career as a lawyer with White & Case in Brussels. In 2003 created his own law firm FREY Rechtsanwälte.
Paul Lugard studied law at the University of Groningen, a vibrant, but also a somewhat far-away city in the northern part of the Netherlands. After a traineeship at DG COMP, then called DG 4, he spent a year at the College of Europe and was then hired by one of the larger Dutch firms in Rotterdam, Trenité van Doorne. After five years he moved to an in-house position at Philips, where he would spent more than a decade, the last few years as Senior Vice President and Head of Antitrust. It was an exciting and interesting period and Paul Lugard have made some good friends there. In 2012 I was asked to set up the Brussels office of Baker Botts, together with Catriona Hatton, who was then the partner in charge of the Brussels office of Hogan Lovells.
Geert Somers specialises in intellectual property, e-commerce, ICT related contracts, media and entertainment, data protection, unfair competition and digital marketing. He works for clients in a number of sectors including Internet, technology, heavy industries, leisure, media, health care, training services, direct marketing and financial services.
He shared with Brussels Legal about the challenges of being a partner in time.lex, a law firm specialized in technology, intellectual property, media and e-business. The development and expansion of time.lex and the most challenging and rewarding aspects of day-to-day work were some of the topics discussed.
Andrés Font Galarza is a Spanish qualified partner and a member of the Brussels Bar, based in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Galarza’s practice encompasses antitrust issues relating to mergers, joint ventures, distribution (especially online commerce), IP, the abuse of dominance and cartels. He talks with Brussels Legal about the challenges of being a private practice lawyer in brussels after 15 years in the European Commission.
Johan Ysewyn advises on all aspects of EC, international and Belgian antitrust law, including merger control, compliance, cartel and leniency issues and abuse of dominance cases. He has acted for both parties and complainants.
Bogdan Evtimov is a partner in Dentons LLP' Brussels office. He has been extensively involved in trade, WTO and competition law in leading international and EU practices in Brussels since 2001. He talks about his extensive professional experience, why he chose a career in Brussels and more in an interview with Brussels Legal.