Areas we can help you with

EU, EFTA & national administrative & commercial litigation, arbitration, WTO DS,…

If litigation is necessary at EU or national level, you can count on our highly experienced expert team of multilingual litigators, regardless of whether you are a national or international corporation, or a public authority.Our in-depth experience in both EU and national litigation enables us to follow cases from their initiation at national level to their final outcome at EU level, if necessary.

This combined approach, and especially the ability to provide continuity between national and EU litigation really is a unique asset that allows us to differentiate ourselves from other law firms.

Litigation experience

International and European level

At European level, our team at Pharumlegal has been involved in over 80 cases of different types at the General Court, the Court of Justice and the EFTA Court.

  • Annulment proceedings
  • Preliminary reference
  • Interim proceedings
  • Interventions
  • Infringement proceedings
  • Article 218 TFEU proceedings


We also have experience in handling cases with questions related to:

  • Internal market law
  • Institutional law (principles of loyal cooperation, institutional balance, subsidiarity, conferred competences, …)
  • Judicial protection
  • Trade & WTO (GATS, TRIPS)
  • External relations (Council of Europe)
  • Agricultural law
  • VAT & taxation
  • Customs law
  • Anti dumping & TBR
  • Public procurement law
  • Concessions
  • Anti-dumping & other trade related disputes (TBR)
  • Antitrust (Article 101 TFEU)
  • Abuse of dominance (Articles 102 TFEU)
  • State aid cases

Members of our firm also handle and plead cases before the WTO dispute settlement bodies (Panel and Appellate Body) with regard to the different aspects of our Trade practices.


National level

At Pharumlegal we have an outstanding experience in litigation at national level, from Courts of First Instance to Appeal and Supreme Courts (Council of State, Supreme Court [Cour de Cassation / Hof van Cassatie] and Constitutional Court). We can help you with cases regarding:

  • Criminal law
  • Commercial law
  • Customs law
  • Insurance law
  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law


Our experience covers cases such as the annulment of national acts or legal provisions before the Constitutional Court, the suspension and annulment of public procurements and administrative acts before the Council of State and gambling-related criminal proceedings.


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