David Hull

David Hull is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis, a Brussels firm focused on EU competition and international trade law.  He is a seasoned competition lawyer, having started practising in Brussels in 1984.  He specializes in representing clients in complex investigations before the European Commission, and in litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg.

Notable cases include Lundbeck (patent settlements); Ryanair (appeal of Commission’s decision blocking takeover of Aer Lingus); Akzo (legal privilege); Bitumen (appeal of fine imposed in cartel case); and Microsoft (appeal of fine imposed for alleged non-compliance with Commission decision).

David has extensive experience advising clients on the distribution of their products in Europe, including issues related to pricing, parallel trade, selective distribution and on-line sales.

A US lawyer, David is also admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales. He teaches courses on EU competition law at the University of Liège and the Brussels School of Competition. He is widely published in his field and regularly speaks at international conferences on competition-related matters.