A Word of Introduction

GCO is an independent law firm specialising in all aspects of EU Regulatory law. GCO is based in Brussels Belgium, the city headquarters of the key institutions of the European Union.

Our client base is predominantly international. We often work with companies with no formal presence in Brussels or in the EU.

As our work often involves highly technical issues, we regularly work with, or create, multi-disciplinary teams of advisers.

Above all we aim to provide our clients with effective advice and counselling which responds to their specific needs, remembering all the time that our role is to develop winning strategies for our clients not merely to offer legal advice.

I was so fortunate to meet Jan just around the time we were starting Grayston & Company in 2007.
Jan turned out to be a brilliant marketeer (who could forget his concertina business cards), a wonderful person to work with and a friend. Thinking about Jan makes me smile.

Jan fell ill suddenly with colon cancer at the start of the year and when I spoke to him just before he died he asked me to make sure that I tell everyone - anyone who will listen - to get tested to avoid a needless death. Please do so !

It is therefore entirely appropriate that this year our firm is making a donation to support the work of the KU Leuven Fund for Innovative Cancer Research.

Sending again our deepest sympathy and support to Ann, his widow and to all members of the Taljaard clan.


Jan Taljaard

Please find below links to key documents that you may find useful in working through the issues raised in our ICPA Webinar today: