Brussels Snapshot: Hammonds

Law360, New York (May 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hammonds established a Brussels office in 1990. The firm's lawyers have been keeping their finger on the pulse of the European Commission ever since.

U.K.-based Hammonds, which was founded in 1887, decided to open a branch in Belgium’s capitol after growing tired of having to refer increasing amounts of work to firms with a presence in Brussels.

Hammonds’ Brussels outpost began with three people. Now it employs 15 lawyers, ten of whom specialize in competition work.

Initially, the office in Brussels dealt with matters for Hammonds’...
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