David Hull is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis’ Brussels office. David is a seasoned competition practitioner, having started practising in Brussels in 1984. He specialises in representing clients in complex investigations before the European Commission and in litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg.
Some notable cases include: Lundbeck (“reverse payment” patent settlements); Ryanair (appeal of Commission decision blocking takeover of Aer Lingus); Akzo (landmark case on legal privilege) and Bitumen (appeal of cartel decision).
David has particular expertise in the life sciences sector. He has successfully represented leading life science companies in major EU competition investigations and regularly advises them on life cycle management issues, European parallel trade and distribution issues (including co-marketing and co-promotion agreements), pricing and discount strategies, collaboration arrangements, IP licensing and mergers.
David is widely published in his field and he regularly speaks at conferences on competition law matters. He has been recognised as a leading practitioner by most legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. He teaches competition law at the University of Liège School of Law and at the Brussels School of Competition.
David completed his LLM at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels (ULB). He completed his JD at the University of Georgia and also holds a BA in economics from Davidson College. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.
WWL says: David Hull is described as "one of the best pharma related competition lawyers I have ever come across"
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