Karel Bourgeois is joining Crowell & Moring‘s Brussels office as a partner in its Antitrust and Competition Group, expanding the firm’s capability to counsel clients on their most complex European competition and state aid matters.
Bourgeois brings over 15 years of experience representing a wide range of clients in merger control, abuse of dominance, and cartel cases before the European Commission, the Belgian Competition Authority, and other regulatory authorities. As one of the few state aid authorities in the Brussels bar, Bourgeois also represents clients in strategic state aid cases, an increasingly important component of European competition law.
“Compliance continues to be very high on the agenda of international and national companies,” said Philip T. Inglima, chair of Crowell & Moring. “Karel’s extensive experience building competition compliance programs and conducting antitrust health audits will greatly benefit our clients. In addition, as a well-recognized state aid expert in the Brussels bar, Karel will expand the firm’s capability to represent clients in strategic state aid cases.”
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