Following his appointment by the representatives of the governments of the Member States on June 29, international legal practice Osborne Clarke celebrates that Steven Verschuur, Partner and Head of its Brussels EU law practice, will be sworn in as a judge at the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) on September 15 2022.

David Haex, Osborne Clarke's Managing Partner in Belgium, said:  "Steven has one of the sharpest minds in the field. He's been an absolute asset to our international business since he joined in 2019 and, while we wish him the best, he will be greatly missed."

Simon Neill and Thomas Funke co-Heads of Osborne Clarke's international competition practice  commented, "Steven is an outstanding practitioner with a wealth of experience in high-profile State aid, merger control and cartel cases.  His appointment to one of Europe’s highest courts is a wonderful achievement and a testament to the contribution that Steven has made to the development of our international competition team.  It's been an absolute pleasure working with him and wish him well for the future."

Osborne Clarke has recruited a new Brussels-based Partner for its international competition team and will announce the appointment in due course.

Founded in 2013, Osborne Clarke's Belgium office now counts eight expert partners and 27 lawyers, having most recently welcomed senior counsel Willem Henckens. The team of nationally and internationally recognised experts advise clients across the firm's key sectors technology, media and communications; life sciences and healthcare; energy and utilities; real estate and infrastructure; retail and consumer; financial services; transport and automotive and workforce solutions.  The firm recently announced its international results, having achieved a revenue of €407m, which is a 19% per cent increase on 2020/21.

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