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Lawyers attribute the uptick in work to a more aggressive EU stance on trade matters, a new sustainable corporate governance proposal, and lingering uncertainty around trade relations between the UK and the EU post Brexit.

Brussels law firms with trade practices are bracing for a wave of work that is being fuelled by geopolitical developments, policy shifts and the deep uncertainty created by the U.K.’s departure from the European Union.

“There is something of a revolution going on in Brussels, which is the consequence of the recent trends in trade matters around the world and the current geopolitical instability,” Marie-Sophie Dibling, a partner at the Brussels office of King & Spalding told Law.com International.

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Linda A. Thompson

Linda A. Thompson is the Brussels-based correspondent for Law.com International. She writes about legal and regulatory issues related to the EU and the European Commission, as well as about lawyers and legal issues in Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Her coverage includes the business of law at global and domestic law firms and in-house legal departments. and the impact of regulatory decisions on law firms and global companies. She can be reached at [email protected]

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