European Union
European Union
Whether a client’s goal is to sustain market leadership, to ensure a competitive business environment or to achieve a specific policy objective in the European Union or its Member States, our work protects and advances these business interests.  Companies, industry associations and governments turn to Kelley Drye for advice based on a sophisticated understanding of European policies, processes and institutions. 

Based in Brussels and drawing on the diverse experience of attorneys and advisors in over 30 practice areas, our team helps clients navigate their most complex regulatory, commercial, litigation, employment and public policy challenges across Europe.

  • Our regulatory attorneys possess broad experience and in-depth knowledge of European Union law and its internal market, with a focus on trade, environment and consumer protection matters.

  • Our government affairs attorneys and professionals monitor legal developments proactively, advise on applicable processes and reach out to key decision makers to help our clients achieve specific legislative or policy objectives.

  • Our corporate attorneys represent multinational clients in a wide variety of commercial, finance and corporate matters in Europe and advise on employment law, employee benefits and incentives and business migration.  We also represent European clients looking to operate or expand in the United States and U.S. clients seeking to access or further develop markets in Europe.

  • Our team litigates matters within the EU, including corporate, contractual, tort, employment and product liability disputes.  In addition to representing companies in litigation in the EU, our extensive experience guiding European corporations facing litigation in the United States has earned us a strong reputation internationally.
 
 

Overview

Whether a client’s goal is to sustain market leadership, to ensure a competitive business environment or to achieve a specific policy objective in the European Union or its Member States, our work protects and advances these business interests.  Companies, industry associations and governments turn to Kelley Drye for advice based on a sophisticated understanding of European policies, processes and institutions. 

Based in Brussels and drawing on the diverse experience of attorneys and advisors in over 30 practice areas, our team helps clients navigate their most complex regulatory, commercial, litigation, employment and public policy challenges across Europe.

  • Our regulatory attorneys possess broad experience and in-depth knowledge of European Union law and its internal market, with a focus on trade, environment and consumer protection matters.

  • Our government affairs attorneys and professionals monitor legal developments proactively, advise on applicable processes and reach out to key decision makers to help our clients achieve specific legislative or policy objectives.

  • Our corporate attorneys represent multinational clients in a wide variety of commercial, finance and corporate matters in Europe and advise on employment law, employee benefits and incentives and business migration.  We also represent European clients looking to operate or expand in the United States and U.S. clients seeking to access or further develop markets in Europe.

  • Our team litigates matters within the EU, including corporate, contractual, tort, employment and product liability disputes.  In addition to representing companies in litigation in the EU, our extensive experience guiding European corporations facing litigation in the United States has earned us a strong reputation internationally.
Partner
Email +(32)(2) 899-2931+(32)(2) 899-2931
Laura van der Meer is dedicated to assisting her clients in understanding and navigating complex international and European policy and legislative processes to better protect and advance their int...
Partner
Email +(32)(2) 899-2941+(32)(2) 899-2941
Bert Theeuwes represents and advises international organizations, sovereign states, embassies, missions, heads of state, diplomats and international civil servants on all issues of international l...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7854(212) 808-7854
Peter Wolfram co-chairs the firm’s European practice group.  He focuses his practice on business law of the United States, Germany and the European Union, representing business organiza...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7786(212) 808-7786
Paul Doyle focuses his practice on international and domestic commercial litigation, including fraud, contract, banking, antitrust, securities, health care, class action and product liability matt...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7771(212) 808-7771
Bill Escobar is one of Kelley Drye’s leading trial lawyers.   Bill defends, prosecutes and resolves serious business disputes for both domestic and international business clients. &nbs...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7980(212) 808-7980
Pamela Kaplan represents Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit entities and other organizations on their employee benefits and compensation-related initiatives.  She advises on the full arr...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7959(212) 808-7959
Mark Konkel is committed to protecting and maximizing the interests of employers of all sizes, from the major multinational to the startup.  Whether Mark is helping his clients with seasoned,...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7689(212) 808-7689
Greg McKenzie provides transactional and tax counsel to both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and investors in connection with international tax structuring of inbound and outbound investments, multi-c...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7726(212) 808-7726
Philip Robben is head of the firm’s International Arbitration team.  His practice focuses on international and domestic litigation and arbitration.  Philip’s experience inclu...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2537(312) 857-2537
Mike Ryan chairs the firm’s Technology Transactions and Sourcing practice group.  He focuses his practice on a variety of complex transactional matters in the technology and business pr...
Special Counsel
Email +32.2.899.2942+32.2.899.2942
Frédéric Dopagne is special counsel in the firm’s Brussels office. His practice focuses on advising and representing sovereign States, international organizations and their respective organs...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8849(202) 342-8849
Joe Green advises on complex environmental regulatory matters for large and small corporate clients and national trade associations.  He is particularly skilled in translating complex busines...
Senior Associate
Email (312) 857-2530(312) 857-2530
Marcella Hein focuses her practice on a variety of domestic and international transactional matters, including technology transactions, global sourcing engagements, strategic alliances, software li...
Associate
Email +(32)(2) 899-2943+(32)(2) 899-2943
Saskia Lemeire is an associate in the Brussels office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Public International and Diplomatic Law practice and the Belgian Law prac...
Government Relations Professional
Email +32.2.899.2948 +32.2.899.2948
Mathias Debroux is a government relations professional in the Brussels office of Kelley Drye. With a Master’s degree in Political Sciences/EU Studies and work experience in the European...