Delphine Gillet

Delphine Gillet

Delphine assists a broad range of clients across the public and private sectors regarding European and Belgian competition law (merger control, cartels and abuse of dominant position), as well as state aid and general European law.

In these areas Delphine handles complex cases (both defendant and claimant) before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg, the European Commission, national courts and administrative authorities. She also specialises in the procedural law applicable before the CJEU.

At an EU level, Delphine has been involved in the various Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami cases before the General Court of the European Union and the European Court of Justice. For these cases, the new admissibility conditions in order to have legal standing before the CJEU had to be fulfilled by natural and legal persons. Delphine assisted with interpreting and applying these conditions for the first time since the Lisbon Treaty was brought into force.

At the Belgian level, Delphine has recently been involved in the first two settlement decisions adopted in a cartel case by the Belgian Competition Authority.

Delphine has a Master in Laws from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) (2008), and a Master in Laws from University of Leiden (UL) (2009) in Public International Law (LL.M.).

Delphine regularly publishes articles in renowned magazines in her areas of expertise. Moreover, she was co-author of Book One: Competition Rules and also the EU Competition Law Handbook (2016 Edition).

  • Languages: French, English, Dutch, Spanish
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 2009


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