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Antoine Bailleux



Antoine Bailleux is of counsel in the Brussels office.

Antoine specialises in fundamental rights law, internal market law, competition law and the law of the EU institutions.

Antoine has represented companies and trade associations before the EU Court of Justice and is currently involved in various judicial proceedings pending before the European Court of Human Rights. Antoine also has significant litigation experience before Belgian domestic courts, including the Belgian Constitutional Court and the Council of State.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Antoine worked for four years as a researcher for the National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) at the Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles (USL-B).

Antoine Bailleux speaks French, English, Dutch and Spanish.


  • Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B), Belgium  – Ph.D., summa cum laude, 2008

  • Cambridge University, UK – LL.M. in European Union Law, 2004

  • Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – LL.M., magna cum laude, 2003

  • Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium – Master Degree in Economic and Social Ethics, magna cum laude, 2002

  • Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles (USL-B), Belgium  – Bachelor in Law, magna cum laude, 2000


Antoine Bailleux regularly publishes in the field of European law. In addition to many articles on topics related to competition law, internal market law and institutional law, Antoine has published the following books:

Les interactions entre libre circulation et droits fondamentaux dans la jurisprudence communautaire. Essai sur la figure du juge traducteur”, Brussels, Bruylant – F.U.S.L., 2009, 720 p. (Prize Jean Carbonnier 2009)

“La compétence universelle au carrefour de la pyramide et du réseau. De l’expérience belge à l’exigence d’une justice pénale transnationale”, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2005, 220 p. (Prize Jacques Falys 2003)

Teaching Posts

Since 2008, Antoine Bailleux has been working as a Professor at the USL-B and at Sciences Po (Paris). His teaching assignments include: Institutional Law of the European Union (French); Human Rights and Values in the European Union (English); Introduction to the Sources and Principles of Law (French); Seminar in Legal Theory (English); Introduction to Competition Law – Article 101 and Merger Control (English – Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce).

Bar Admission

Member of the Brussels Bar

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