• Our lawyers were involved in the landmark "Wouters” case on the application of competition law to rules of conduct of liberal professions, resolving at the preliminary reference stage the application of Articles 81 and 82 EC to the Dutch Bar Association ban on multidisciplinary practices.
  • We were involved in the proceedings initiated by a Belgian law firm (linked with PricewaterhouseCoopers) before the Belgian Supreme Court against the Flemish Bar regulation prohibiting any form of cooperation between attorneys and members of other professions (accountants, tax consultants, management consultants, etc.) on the ground that the regulation infringes Article 81 of the EC Treaty.
  • We represented The National Academy of Arbitrators in an FTC investigation challenging the association’s ethical rules on advertising and solicitation; we obtained a consent agreement allowing the association to regulate the truthfulness and nondeceptiveness of its members’ promotional activities.