SCOTT CROSBY : Avocat, Brussels

I became a full member of the French Order of the Brussels Bar in December 2017 and have thus ensured that my right of audience before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the EU will not be affected by Brexit.
In October 2017 I was granted Belgian citizenship, thereby preserving my fundamental EU rights and freedoms.
I became assistant professor of human rights law at the Vesalius College, Brussels in July 2017.
I am editor in chief of the New Journal of European Criminal Law, which I founded in 2006. The publisher is now SAGE Publications Ltd.
I chair the Human Rights Committee of the European Criminal Bar Association.
My practice is, as ever, in the field of European Law, broadly defined.

My clients include: corporations, public utilities, private companies, trade associations, NGOs, European Institutions, governments, consulting firms, other law firms and individuals.

I practise before

  • the General Court of the European Union
  • the Court of Justice of the European Union
  • the European Court of Human Rights
  • Competition regulators at EU and Member State level
  • the Belgian Courts (occasionally in cross-border or international cases and in cases with an EU or ECHR element)
  • UK courts as instructing lawyer

My advocacy and advisory practice covers the following fields:

Competition law

  • compliance
  • cartels
  • abuse of dominance
  • merger control
  • civil enforcement (damages)
  • criminal liability

Law of safety

  • environmental protection
  • consumer protection
  • public health protection
  • civil protection
  • fishery protection

Law of public governance

  • transparency
  • limits of competence
  • good administration
  • failure to act

Criminal law

  • VAT and excise fraud
  • corruption
  • intra-EU matters (EAW, MLA)
  • Articles 5 & 6 ECHR
  • environmental crime
  • competition law crime
  • harmonisation of criminal law

Cross-border and international trade law

  • internal market
  • trade law & dumping

Common Foreign and Security Policy law

  • individual sanctions

Human rights law

  • individual
  • corporate
  • collective

Linked activities

  • Legal journalism (constantly)
  • Legal search (occasionally)
  • Legal translation (exceptionally)
  • Universtity teaching