Brussels - McDermott Will & Emery



Operating at the heart of the European Union, our Brussels team supports McDermott’s global client base and provides sophisticated counsel in all aspects of competition and international trade law. We are multi-legal and multilingual; our lawyers are of many different nationalities and speak the languages of our clients. We are admitted to work across Europe and the United States, and collaborate with lawyers throughout the Firm.

We advise clients across several areas of law, including corporate transactions, merger control notification, state aid, public procurement, cartel investigations, technology licensing, and pricing and distribution arrangements. Our dispute resolution team represents clients in EU and Member State litigation, arbitration and mediation, risk arbitrage, sector inquiries and agency complaints.

Our Brussels team and individual lawyers are recognized consistently for our high-quality counsel by publications such as Global Competition Review, The Legal 500 and Chambers Global. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of our Brussels office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

Hendrik Viaene is the managing partner of the Firm’s Brussels office.


We combine personal passions with industry and legal prowess to deliver for our clients every day.



You can park in one of the 6 visitor parking spaces. At the garage entrance gate to the left, ring McDermott by dialling 1004 + pressing the key symbol and proceed to the parking at the back of the building.

Travel by taxi

Please note that not all taxi drivers accept credit cards!

  • From Zaventem Airport: travel time outside of rush hour: 20-25 minutes
  • From Midi Train Station: travel time outside of rush hour: 20 minutes

Travel by Public Transport


  • From Midi Train Station: travel time is 20-30 minutes
  • Take Line 2 or 6 (direction Simonis-Elisabeth), change at Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet (sixth stop)
  • Take Line 1 (direction Stockel/Stokkel) or Line 5 (direction Herrmann-Debroux)
  • Get off at Schuman (third stop); at the roundabout, take Avenue d’Auderghem
  • Avenue des Nerviens is the second street on your left


  • Bus line 27, serving between Midi Train Station – Andromeda
  • Bus line 22, serving between Montgomery – Luxembourg (with connection to railway)

Both lines stop in front of the office (Nerviens/Nerviërs bus stop)