Slaughter and May to co-locate in Brussels with four of its Best Friends

The Brussels offices of Slaughter and May and four of its "Best Friends" - Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Bredin Prat, Hengeler Mueller and Uría Menéndez - are moving to a prestigious new building in the heart of the European Quarter - the Espace Meeus, located at Square de Meeus 38-40.

The five firms signed leases earlier this month and aim to move in by Summer 2007.

This move is in line with the firms’ common strategy of remaining independent, while cooperating closely to ensure that their clients can benefit from the firms’ ability to offer a high quality, integrated service. The five firms’ Brussels offices are all focused on competition law and other European law developments. In Brussels and in their home markets the firms’ competition practices have unparalleled experience and reputations.

As well as offering clients, lawyers and staff improved facilities in Brussels, the shared location will provide an attractive hub for wider cooperation between the firms and other leading independent firms with whom they work in Europe and around the world.