The firm’s Brussels office specializes in competition law. It is led by Dr. Nadine Herrmann, managing partner Trevor Soames, and partners, Stephen Mavroghenis, and Miguel Rato who joined the firm from Shearman & Sterling.
The firm is unique. Unlike most large, transactional focused European and American firms, we regularly represent clients both sides of the “V” as both plaintiff and defendants. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling major cases for both defendants and plaintiffs/complainants in all aspects of competition law before the European Commission, EU and national courts and regulators.
Team members are experts both in public and private enforcement of national and EU competition law and assist clients with all aspects of competition law, with an emphasis on complex investigations and litigation requiring high level advocacy services, in particular in the high tech, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, life sciences, financial services and transportation sectors. We have deep experience at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust, especially in relation to standard essential patents and have been involved in many of the most high profile recent cases.
It is becoming increasingly common for regulators on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific to conduct parallel investigations and enforcement actions. With 21 offices world-wide in 10 countries, our Brussels team is part of an integrated world-wide team. On the European front we are able to offer our international clients a focused EU expertise within the context of a global competition strategy often in conjunction with the firm’s other offices around the world.
NOTE: All our Brussels team lawyers are EU27 qualified and will, therefore retain legal professional privilege and advocacy rights before the EU courts after the UK leaves the EU, as well as being able to continue to practice in Brussels.
On December 27, 2018, Quinn Emanuel lost a friend and long-time partner Steve Anderson. Steve graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989 and joined the firm in 1994 when there were 30 attorneys at the firm. He was a founding member of the firm’s patent practice, which he helped to grow in his 24 years at the firm.
Steve was a gifted patent litigator with a background in computer sciences. Steve was smart, pragmatic, athletic, adventurous, and a fierce competitor. He loved boating, flying helicopters and being surrounded by family and friends. For the past 15 years he displayed indomitable courage and determination fighting illness, while continuing to contribute to the firm’s success and enjoying life. He leaves behind his wife Michelle and their daughter Sydney. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.