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Baptist Vleeshouwers

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As an associate in our Competition & EU Law practice in Belgium, I provide advice to our clients on a wide range of matters in EU and Belgian competition law. In addition, I also assist clients in trade defence matters. I advise clients on a broad range of competition law matters, focusing in particular on State aid issues and merger control (including representation before the Belgian Competition Authority and the European Commission). I also obtained considerable experience in sector-specific regulation. I have also represented clients in trade defence procedures, both at the administrative level before the European Commission and before the Courts in Luxembourg. Being a lawyer at Bird & Bird allows us to work in integrated international teams, across various geographies and (legal) cultures, while using top-notch legal tech products to help us provide qualitative advice in an efficient manner. I believe this allows us to find original legal solutions in an evolving world and facilitates engaging with clients in novel ways. In addition to my position at Bird & Bird, I am also a teaching assistant at the Institute for European Law at KU Leuven, where I coach one of the University's moot court teams. Having participated in moot court competitions myself during my studies, I believe it is important to 'give back' and help students find their passion.