BRUSSELS, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring is pleased to announce the arrival of Jules Stuyck [https://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Jules-Stuyck] to its Brussels office as a senior counsel in the firm's Antitrust and Advertising & Product Risk Management groups. With more than 30 years of experience in European and Belgian law, Stuyck will counsel private clients and European institutions, agencies, and bodies in matters involving competition law, state aid, the customs union, free movement, public procurement, trademark and trade practices law, media law, and environmental law.
"We are excited to welcome Jules to Crowell & Moring," said the firm's chair, Angela B. Styles [https://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Angela-Styles]. "As an authority on competition law in the European Union and specifically in Belgium, he expands the capabilities of our global Antitrust Group."
Stuyck is an experienced litigator, focusing on market practices, competition law, and intellectual property. He has advised several professional associations on issues of commercial practices and various issues of substantive and institutional EU law. He joins Crowell & Moring most recently from the Belgian law firm of Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick.
"I have known Jules for many years and he is one of the top Belgian authorities on competition and unfair competition law," said Thomas De Meese [https://www.crowell.com/Professionals/Thomas-De-Meese], co-managing partner of the Brussels office. "His knowledge and practical experience will make him an invaluable addition to our team."
Stuyck is a leader within the European competition bar, including as a government adviser and academic authority. The European Commission appointed him to an advisory group on European sales law--The Expert Group on European Contract Law--and he has been invited on several occasions by the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection to offer his perspective on unfair trading practices, consumer law, sales law, and internal market issues. Stuyck is an emeritus professor in European law at top universities, including Catholic University Leuven and Raboud Universiteit Nijmegen. He is a guest professor at the Université Pantéon-Assas Paris 2, and a former guest professor at the Central European University Budapest. Additionally, he is the chair of the board of directors of Almancora Societe De Gestion SA., a statutory manager of KBC Ancora SCA, and he is chairman of the SELDIA (the direct selling association) Code Administrator. He is a recognized practitioner in Chambers Europe for his competition experience.
"I am very excited to join the firm's dynamic Antitrust and Advertising & Product Risk Management groups," Stuyck said. "I have had the pleasure of working alongside Crowell & Moring partners Kristof Roox and Thomas De Meese for many years and look forward to working with the firm's lawyers to expand its competition law capabilities in Europe."
Stuyck received his J.D. and doctorate from Catholic University Leuven. He is fluent in English, Dutch, and French, and is proficient in German. He has published more than 400 works, including a leading handbook on commercial practices and unfair competition law. He is also on the editorial board for several Belgian and European legal journals, including Revue de droit Commercial Belge, Journal of European Consumer and Market Law, Journal of Consumer Policy, and European Review of Contract Law.
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