Laurent is widely recognised as an authority in European antitrust law and cross-border litigation and has been listed among ‘the stars of the in-house antitrust bar’ by Global Competition Review.


Prior to Hausfeld, Laurent was the European General Counsel of Michelin, where he systematically pursued actions against suppliers and secured multi-million euros settlements arising from the rubber chemicals, synthetic rubber and paraffin wax cartels using innovative litigation techniques and funding schemes. While at Michelin, he also devised a highly regarded and successful antitrust compliance programme.


At Hausfeld, Laurent leads the strongest antitrust automotive practice in Europe having achieved many settlements and recovered millions of euros on their behalf. In addition, he represents some of the best known corporates and professional associations of Belgium, France and the Netherlands. 



‘Expert-level expertise’.

Legal 500 UK, 2020

Laurent Geelhand… highly commended for their work across the ‘impressive portfolio of automotive clients'.

Legal 500 UK, 2018