Van Zeebroeck, Celine

Celine Van Zeebroeck

Of Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Céline van Zeebroeck is a special legal counsel in the Washington, DC office of Baker McKenzie. Prior to joining the Firm, initially in the Chicago office, Ms. van Zeebroeck spent time in Chile working on human right issues. She then worked as a commercial litigation and transaction lawyer in Brussels focusing on IP and antitrust matters. As a civil law lawyer and French speaker, Céline van Zeebroeck is instrumental in building relationships with correspondent law firms in French-speaking jurisdictions.

Practice Focus

Ms. van Zeebroeck advises multinational companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions in international and cross-cultural settings. She primarily assists companies which do business in and with the Maghreb countries—in particular, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia - and other jurisdictions in French-speaking Africa—with an emphasis on local corporate, antitrust and competition, public procurement, labor, tax, regulatory and contract law issues. She also has particular experience with cross-border distribution issues and related competition, corporate, compliance and regulatory matters throughout the globe.


  • District of Columbia (Special Legal Consultant)~United States (2010)
  • Brussels~Belgium (1995)


  • University of Chicago (LL.M.) (1999)
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Master's Degree Law) (1994)
  • Complutense University of Madrid (Erasmus Prog.) (1993)
  • Namur Law School (B.A. Law) (1991)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

News, Events & Publications

Co-Author, "Algeria:protecting its own," IFLR 1000, January 2014

Co-Author, "A step forward for Algerian project finance," IFLR 1000, April 2013

Co-Author, "Algeria: Open for business," IFLR 1000, June 2011

Co-Author, "Algeria: Bringing back foreign investors," IFLR 1000, September 2010

Co-Author, "Algeria: Algerianisation will be modified," IFLR 1000, October 2009

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