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Lucas Falco
Policy Advisor
Brussels +32 2 545 7509 lfalco@cov.com Download V-card

Lucas Falco, a Belgian qualified lawyer, is a policy advisor in the Public Policy and Government Affairs Practice Group. Mr. Falco advises clients on EU public policy strategy and regulatory law with a particular focus on food, drugs and devices, media, internet and technology, and gaming.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Falco was a member of the EU Regulatory and Trade department of a Belgian top-tier law firm for more than 5 years. 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 procedures.

  • 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 (case SA.31227) and the CJEU (representation of the Belgian government in preliminary references C-303/15; C-225/15; C-156/13; C-390/12; C-213/214/217/11, and representation of a private undertaking in competition cases T-655/11; C-469/15 P).

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Previous Experience

  • Associate in the EU Regulatory and Trade team at a Belgian law firm in Brussels (2011-2016).
  • Intern in a Belgian administrative law firm in Brussels (2008-2009).
  • Intern in the legal department of a public body of the Walloon Region (2007-2008).