Denis WAELBROECK

Denis Waelbroeck is a Partner in the Brussels office of the law firm Ashurst since 2002. Before this, he was a partner at the law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in Brussels.

Denis gained a Masters in European Law and a Masters in Law from the Free University of Brussels. He qualified in 1979.

Both in his practice and academic activities, Denis specialises in European competition law. He has authored a wide range of articles and books on EU competition law, judicial review and other institutional matters. Denis is Professor at the College of Europe and at the Free University of Brussels (ULB).

Business Law lawyer since 1979, involved in a wide range of EC law matters including national and international transactions with a focus on Competition Law issues and EC litigation

1979: Master in European Law, University of Brussels, summa cum laude.

1981: Master in Law, University of Brussels magna cum laude.

Admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1979.

1979-2002: Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirckpatrick (Partner since 1989).

2002-present:Ashurst (Partner).

1995-present: Professor in European competition law at the College of Europe, Bruges.

1989-present: Professor in European Law at the Free University Brussels (Judicial Protection in the EU and Advanced European Competition Law).

1986-1998: General Editorial Secretary of the legal review "Cahiers de droit européen".

1983-1985: Référendaire (Law clerk) of the President of the European Court of Justice of the European Communities, Lord Mckenzie Stuart.

1984-1989: Research Assistant, Institut d'Etudes européennes, University of Brussels.

Numerous publications on European Law matters (among which several books and more than 100 articles in legal journals).

The fields of activities covered are :

  • advising on various aspects of EC legislation including : competition, biotechnology, telecommunications, maritime law, mergers, State aid, pharmaceuticals law, media, intellectual property rights, trade law, etc.;
  • representing private parties and EC Institutions before the Court of Justice of the EC and the Court of First Instance of the EC in antitrust and other EC related lawsuits (more than 200 procedures until now);
  • representing private parties before national and arbitral courts in particular in EC competition law related law suits;
  • representing parties before the EC Commission in competition related issues (cartels, abuses of dominant position, mergers, State aids); advising on Belgian competition law.