Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

Samuel Hall

Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Samuel Hall focuses on EU competition law as well as EU regulatory law. Before joining Van Bael & Bellis, Samuel worked in the Brussels and London offices of a well-known international law firm advising mainly on EU and UK competition law issues, gaining particular experience in the pharmaceuticals sector. During his time as a trainee in London, Samuel also gained valuable experience of pharmaceutical patent litigation. Samuel has also worked as a research assistant at the University of Sheffield.

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Samuel Hall The EU General Court maintains Commission decision finding that a Lithuanian railway company abused its dominant position on the national rail freight sector (Lietuvos geležinkelai)


On 18 November 2020, the General Court (“GC”) issued its judgment confirming the European Commission’s (“Commission”) decision to fine Lithuanian Railways for the abuse of its dominant position on the Lithuanian rail freight market. The GC rejected all of the appellant’s complaints, but reduced the (...)

Samuel Hall The EU Court of Justice Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe advises to dismiss the parties’ challenges to the Commission’s finding abuse of dominance on the Slovak broadband services market (Slovak Telekom / Deutsche Telekom)


On 9 September 2020, Advocate General (“AG”) Saugmandsgaard Øe issued his opinion in Deutsche Telekom v. European Commission (Case C-152/19) and Slovak Telekom v. European Commission (Case C-165/19) advising the Court of Justice (“ECJ”) to dismiss the parties’ challenges to the Commission’s finding (...)

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