Gregory Lebrun is a partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team, based in Brussels. He is heading the Belgian Dispute Resolution & Arbitration practice.
Gregory has a particular focus on international litigations and arbitrations, notably in the construction, technology, and pharma sectors. He has an extensive experience and a very good track record before commercial courts (including in summary proceedings), Council of State and International Courts.
He is also known as a skilled negotiator, this especially in the frame of commercial contracts conclusions, settlements, and discussions with public authorities.
Clients describe him as “excellent at providing timely, accurate and commercial advice” (Chambers Europe 2023).
Gregory writes and speaks regularly on litigation and arbitration, as well as on public contract related topics.
Gregory advises national and international clients on all legal aspects of business, commercial and administrative disputes, including regulatory issues. He has an extensive experience before local and international courts, including Council of State, Constitutional Court, and Court of Justice.
As well as representing clients in disputes, Gregory advises on dispute avoidance and project management issues. Him and his team are known to manage pressing and/or critical situations and to assist large clients with crisis and reputational management.
Representative Legal Matters
Representing one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, in a major, critical, and highly political litigation related to customs duties applied within the European Union on certain products imported from the United States, involving various proceedings before the General Court of the European Union and Belgian tax Courts and administrations.
Representing world-wide leading IT company in a major, strategic and complex international construction arbitration, involving one main CEPANI arbitration, 35+ arbitrations, pre-arbitrations or litigations against subcontractors and several summary proceedings before Belgian Courts.
Representing a world leading insurance company and 15 international co- and re-insurers in the frame of a complex international litigation before the Brussels Courts, including a criminal investigation, two technical appraisals and multiple proceedings.
Representing several entities of an international pharma group, active in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical substances and drugs in the frame of an international litigation against Indian chemical components manufacturer in relation to serious safety and compliance breach by the contractor.
Representing leading telecommunications company, in a very complex and high-profile public procurement dispute against one of its competitors with respect to the award of a multibillion public contract.
Advising and representing a Formula One driver in the negotiation of driver contract and sponsorships agreements.
- Brussels~Belgium (2006)
- Free University of Brussels (Law Degree, magna cum laude) (2006)
Author, “Laying Down the Law - legal and technical issues of autonomous vehicles,” Future of Transportation, January 2018
Author, "Driving Connected car into the future," European forum, January 2016
Author, "Administration proceedings in UK - What future for Manor and Catheram?," F1i Magazine, February 2015
Author, "Options and specific termination provisions in Formula One drivers agreements," F1i Magazine, April 2015
Author, "Litigations and interim proceedings before European jurisdictions," F1i Magazine, August 2015