BELLIS Jean-François

BELLIS Jean-François

Founding partner of the law firm Van Bael & Bellis

Jean-François Bellis is founding partner of the law firm Van Bael & Bellis, based in Brussels and Geneva. He is a renowned specialist in competition and international trade law.

In the field of competition law, Jean-François Bellis has advised international clients in numerous cases at EU and national level involving a broad range of antitrust issues, including cartels, abuses of a dominant position, mergers, distribution and licensing. Jean-François Bellis has extensive litigation experience in EU competition and trade cases. He has been involved in a large number of the major competition and trade cases in front of the European Courts.

Previously, he served as Référendaire to Judge Lord McKenzie Stuart at the Court of Justice of the European Communities and was appointed member of a WTO panel. He is graduated from the University of Brussels (ULB) and holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School (USA).

Jean-François Bellis is Lecturer at the University of Liège, and Professor at the ULB. Jean-François Bellis has written numerous books and articles in the field of competition and trade law and has spoken on these subjects at many international conferences and seminars.


Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
University of Liege (ULg)
Quartier Agora
Place des Orateurs, 1, Bât. B 33
BE-4000 Liege

Phone: +32 4 366.31.30
Fax: +32 4 366.31.55