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Lucas Falco, a Belgian qualified lawyer, is a policy advisor in the Public Policy Practice Group. Mr. Falco advises clients on EU public policy strategy and regulatory law with a particular focus on food, drugs and devices, environment, international trade, data privacy, and gaming.

His experience covers representing multiple international clients, such as EU trade associations on multiple aspects of EU law (including representation before courts and strategic advice).

Mr. Falco also worked with EU Member States on EU public policy, providing him with considerable knowledge and insights in various procedures at national and EU level, such as the notification Directive, implementation of EU law at the national level (including drafting of national implementation acts) and infringement proceedings.

  • Preparation and Coordination of a multijurisdictional analysis (covering around 40 countries) of WEEE and Waste Batteries disclosure requirements for a major international Tech company.
  • Preparation and Coordination of a multijurisdictional (around 30 countries) analysis of product safety and notification requirements for Tech companies.
  • Contribution to a 17-country analysis of the implementation laws of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • Assistance to the Belgian Ministry of Justice in the drafting of the national act implementing Directive 2015/849 of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.
  • Assistance (as EU law expert) to the government of Cyprus in the Privatization of the National Lottery (drafting of new laws in compliance with EU case-law and the notification Directive requirements).
  • Drafting of written submissions and assistance during oral hearings in EU cases before the European Commission in a tax state aid case and the CJEU (representation of the Belgian government in preliminary references on gaming cases, and representation of a private undertaking in competition cases.

Pro Bono

  • Assisted a U.S. non-profit organization active in the protection of civilians in time of war with the incorporation of its European branch.
  • Assisted a trainee of a European Institution with advice on the possible irregularities in the institution’s decision to terminate her traineeship agreement.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Friends of ERA - Academy of European Law
  • AmCham EU