David W. Hull - Van Bael & Bellis

David W. Hull

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 32 2 647 7350

David Hull is a partner in Van Bael & Bellis' Brussels office. His practice focuses on EU competition law.

David has a wide range of experience as a competition lawyer, having started practicing in Brussels in 1984. He specializes in representing clients in complex investigations before the European Commission and in litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg. 

Notable cases include: Lundbeck (“reverse payment” patent settlements); Ryanair (appeal of Commission decision blocking takeover of Aer Lingus); Akzo (landmark case on legal privilege) and Bitumen (appeal of cartel decision).

David has deep experience in the life sciences sector. He has successfully represented leading life science companies in major EU investigations and regularly advises them on life cycle management issues, European parallel trade and distribution issues (including co-marketing and co-promotion agreements), collaboration arrangements, IP licensing and mergers.

He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on competition law matters.


  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe for Competition Law
  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe – ‘Leaders In Their Field’ (Competition/European Law)
  • Chambers Europe for TMT (technology, media and telecoms) Law
  • International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists
  • International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers
  • Legal 500 Competition Law
  • PLC for Competition Law and Life Sciences
  • Expert Guides – Competition and Antitrust


Institute of European Studies, University of Brussels (ULB) – LL.M. in EU Law, 1984

University of Georgia, USA – J.D., 1983

Davidson College, USA – B.A. in Economics, 1979

Professional Activities

David Hull is an Adjunct Professor of European Competition and IP Law at the University of Liège School of Law. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy at the University of Georgia School of Law. He is the former Vice-Chair of the International Antitrust Law Committee (ABA Section of International Law).

Office Location

Glaverbel Building
Chaussée de La Hulpe 166 Terhulpsesteenweg
Brussels, B-1170

Practice Areas

Competition / Antitrust Law
European Union Law

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