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Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa Recommends Crowell & Moring in 12 Practice Areas and Names Three Lawyers to Leading Individuals List

 Washington, D.C. – May 11, 2017: Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce that 12 practice areas and 11 lawyers in its Brussels and London offices were recognized by the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) 2017 edition. The firm was recognized as “top tier” in five categories. Among the lawyers recognized, three were listed in the elite "Leading Lawyers" category.

The 2017 Legal 500 EMEA ranks the following Crowell & Moring practice areas:

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences (Tier 1): Partner Kristof Roox; Counsel Christian Dekoninck; Associate Jurgen Figys
  • Intellectual Property (Tier 1): Partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans; Partner Flip Petillion; Partner Kristof Roox
  • IT and Telecom (Tier 1): Partner Thomas de Meese; Partner Flip Petillion
  • Media and Entertainment (Tier 1): Partner Thomas de Meese; Partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans
  • Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, and Biotech (Tier 1): Partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans; Partner Kristof Roox; Counsel Christian Dekoninck; Associate Jurgen Figys
  • Privacy and Data Protection (Tier 2): Partner Thomas de Meese; Partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; Senior Counsel Frederik Van Remoortel
  • Competition: Belgian Law (Tier 3): Partner Thomas de Meese; Counsel Grégoire Ryelandt
  • Dispute Resolution (Tier 3): Partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans; Partner Flip Petillion; Partner Kristof Roox
  • Competition: EU and Global (Tier 4): Partner Sean-Paul Brankin; Partner Thomas de Meese
  • Employment (Tier 4): Partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; Senior Counsel Frederik Van Remoortel
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Tier 5): Partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; Senior Counsel Frederik Van Remoortel
  • International Arbitration (Tier 7) Partner Adrian Jones

Additionally, three lawyers have been named in four practice areas to Legal 500 EMEA's elite "Leading Lawyers" list, which features lawyers who have a track record of work on market-leading matters and strong supporting testimony from both clients and peers:

  • Thomas de Meese: IT and Telecoms; Media and Entertainment
  • Flip Petillion: Intellectual Property
  • Kristof Roox: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Intellectual Property

Legal 500 evaluates the legal market in more than 90 countries. The guide's editorial driven rankings are based on the opinions of the editors and research they conduct with competitors, peers, and clients. The country chapters and recommendations can be viewed online at

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 in Europe. 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 Health Care Group

Crowell & Moring's Health Care Group provides a comprehensive range of litigation, investigation, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, transactions and counseling services to health care clients both in the United States and in Europe. The Brussels practice is known for providing strategic advice and for litigating the validity and infringement of patents, supplementary protection certificates, trademark issues and parallel imports. Pre-trial discovery (‘saisie-contrefaçon’) and preliminary injunction proceedings are also an important part of the Brussels’ practice. The group’s clients include payers (including the top 10 U.S. health insurers), hospitals and hospital systems, medical groups and medical group managers, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy benefit managers, academic medical centers, government contractors, as well as established and start-up medical device and biotech companies. Clients rely on Crowell & Moring's experience and interdisciplinary approach to provide strategic solutions to their complex legal challenges. The group publishes the C&M Health Law Blog, which includes analysis, commentary, and the latest developments in health care law and policy. Follow the group on Twitter at @CMHealthCareLaw.

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 Labor & Employment Group

Crowell & Moring has an active Labor & Employment Group whose reputation is steadily growing. The Brussels practice handles both individual and collective employment issues, offering pragmatic advice and strong litigation services. The group handles all aspects related to individual employment agreements and work regulations. Its collective employment work includes advice on restructuring, collective bargaining agreements, trade union and social security matters. Privacy and data protection issues are also covered by the group, in particular from an HR perspective.   

About Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group

Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group is known for handling high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation. The group’s litigators handle numerous types of disputes, including fraud, breach of contract, business tort, class action, and financial services litigation. With a powerful group of trial lawyers located across the United States and Europe, we handle litigation across a variety of industries, including health care companies, hotels and hospitality, financial services, transportation (auto, railroad, and airlines), telecommunications, and chemical manufacturing, among others.

About Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with approximately 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, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, and Brussels.


Christine Elfmann
Senior Communications Manager