Press Release | Spencer West opens Brussels office to expand EU offering post-Brexit
Expansion Will Add Considerable EU Competition and EU Regulatory Capability
LONDON, 9 MARCH 2021 – International law firm Spencer West has opened a Brussels office to expand on its full-service international capabilities on behalf of clients all over the world. The new office will be headed by corporate law partner Jan Cant and will enhance Spencer West’s capabilities in EU competition and regulatory law, as well as being a standalone Belgian law practice.
“Brussels is the natural gateway to the EU and ensures a seamless service to our clients with European interests, post-Brexit,” said Simeon Spencer, senior partner and co-founder of Spencer West. “As we continue our expansion internationally, the Brussels office will serve as a blueprint for more offices throughout the EU and further afield.”
Spencer West’s model – “work collaboratively, work anywhere” – has allowed the firm to more quickly and nimbly pursue international expansion to meet its clients’ needs. The firm also recently opened a Bermuda office to enhance its private client and wealth planning offerings to growing client needs in the region.
Spencer West’s Brussels practice will combine regulatory expertise with substantial capability in corporate and commercial work, including in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracting, IT and telecoms, PPP, GDPR and international institutions.
Joining Cant in the Brussels office will be partner Delia Orabona. Between the two of them, they bring nearly 50 years of experience handling competition, regulatory, corporate and commercial work in private practice, at the European Commission, and as general counsel of major EU-based regulated companies.
“Many of our clients have critical operations, supply chains and stakeholders throughout the EU, and their success requires local presence and expertise to achieve commercial solutions to their concerns,” said Cant. “Spencer West is now well-positioned to be their go-to advisor for issues throughout the continent.”
The firm’s Brussels office is located at Josse Goffinlaan 158, 1082, in the Ganshoren district of the city, less than a 20-minute drive from the Brussels Airport, city centre and European Commission.
About Spencer West
Spencer West is a leading full service international law firm advising businesses and individuals across the UK and globally. Headquartered in the City of London, the firm is built on strong collaborative values. The firm’s experienced lawyers are recognised experts in their fields from leading City, national and international law firms, and senior in-house positions. Working in a modern and dynamic way with autonomy over where, when, and how they work, Spencer West lawyers view issues from the client’s perspective to deliver results. With an extensive and growing network, the firm’s international presence and global outlook mean that it is uniquely placed to advise on the entire spectrum of corporate, commercial, and private wealth matters across multiple jurisdictions. For more, visit: www.spencer-west.com.
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