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Chambers Ranks Six Lawyers and Six Practice Groups Among Best in 2018 Europe Guide

Washington – March 13, 2018: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that it has secured eight rankings for six of its Belgium lawyers in the Chambers Europe 2018 guide. Six practice areas were also ranked in the guide: competition/antitrust, employment, intellectual property, international trade, life sciences, and telecoms-media-technology (TMT). The rankings are driven by independent interviews of clients and members of the legal community.

The following groups and lawyers were ranked:


Competition/European Law (Recognized Practitioner)

Competition: Domestic


Intellectual Property (Band 1)

International Trade/WTO (Recognized Practitioner)

Life Sciences (Recognized Practitioner)

  • Partner Kristof Roox (Band 3)

TMT: Media (Band 2)

TMT: Telecommunications (Band 2)

  • Partner Thomas De Meese (Band 2)

Chambers and Partners ranks lawyers and law firms around the world, covering 185 jurisdictions. Its researchers conduct in-depth interviews with lawyers and clients and makes selections based on satisfaction, professional ability, and reputation. The Chambers Europe 2018 guide can be accessed online here.

No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Bars of, or any courts in, the jurisdictions in which the lawyers are admitted to practice.

About Crowell & Moring’s Antitrust Group 

Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group is recognized as one of the leading practices in the United States and around the world. Clients engage the firm to help navigate their most complex competition law issues, including: international merger control; private damages actions; cartel investigations and litigation; government investigations; and counseling and compliance. The group’s approximately 80 lawyers routinely represent industry-leading companies in some of the largest and most complex mergers and acquisitions in recent history – including successful DOJ clearance of AT&T’s $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV, one of the 20 largest transactions of all time – as well as in both affirmative recovery and defense-side antitrust litigation. The firm’s antitrust litigators have achieved major results, including ongoing defense of United Airlines, DuPont, CSX, leading health care distributor Owens & Minor, and Blue Cross plans, as well as the recovery of tens of millions of dollars for clients including Oracle and Motorola.

About Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Group 

Crowell & Moring’s Intellectual Property Group helps clients both across the United States and in Europe realize the full value of their intellectual property and defend it against unauthorized use. The vast majority of our lawyers have extensive courtroom and trial experience and present complex ideas in straightforward terms that appeal to judges and juries. The U.S. lawyers appear regularly before district courts across the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and other courts and government agencies. The Brussels lawyers represent clients at all levels of the local civil and criminal court system, up to and including the Court of Justice of the European Union. They also act before all the relevant administrative bodies. Nearly half of the group’s lawyers have technical degrees. The group publishes the Trade Secrets Trends blog ( and can be followed on Twitter at @CMTradeSecrets.

About Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group 

Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group provides regulatory, dispute resolution, investigation, policy, and litigation counsel on emerging trade issues worldwide. The group is recognized for its top international trade practices for export controls, sanctions, customs, and trade litigation matters (including antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguards). Additionally, the group works closely with the firm's other core practices to provide a broad spectrum of client services and to publish This Month in International Trade.

About Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group 

Crowell & Moring's Brussels-based Labor & Employment Group provides creative, business-oriented advice in all areas of labor and employment law, and includes highly skilled litigators. The group provides guidance in employment-related disputes involving individual employees and executives, as well as all types of collective labor matters, including restructurings, social elections, and collective bargaining negotiations. The group also has particular experience in human resources privacy law.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager