Sidley Austin (Brussels)

Jacques Bourgeois

Sidley Austin (Brussels)
Senior Advisor

Mr. Bourgeois is Professor of the College of Europe (Bruges), guest professor at the University of Gent and was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School in 1976. He was appointed to the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Bonn during the 1992-1993 academic year. From 2007 to 2014, Jacques Bourgeois was a counsel in the law firm WilmerHale where he advised on all aspects European Union law, specifically in relation to EU competition matters and international trade law. From 1983, Mr. Bourgeois was a senior official with the European Commission, then principal legal adviser of the Commission in charge of foreign trade policy and, later, competition policy.Mr. Bourgeois has been appointed Chairman of the Competition Commission advising the Belgian government. He studied economics at the University of Louvain in Belgium and participated in the MCL program of the University of Michigan Law School from 1959 to 1960. Mr. Bourgeois speaks Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish and Italian.


5398 Review

Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, Denis Waelbroeck, Eric Morgan de Rivery, Filippo Amato, Jacques Bourgeois, Leonardo Armati, Marc van der Woude, Massimo Merola, Matthew Levitt, Tarik Hennen Towards an optimal enforcement of competition rules in Europe: Time for a Review of Regulation 1/2003?


The Fifth annual conference of the Global Competition Law Centre, held in Brussels on 11-12 June 2009, was dedicated to the Commission’s review of EC Regulation 1/2003. These contributions are the summaries of six work groups: I) The directly applicable exception system and the direct (...)


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