BRUSSELS (18 October 2010) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP has today announced the further expansion of its global Antitrust and Competition Law practice with the appointment of competition lawyer Philipp Werner to the Firm’s EU competition practice. Philipp joins McDermott’s Brussels office from Howrey LLP, where he was a senior associate in its highly ranked competition practice.
Philipp’s appointment follows the arrival last month of senior competition partner Martina Maier, with whom he has worked for many years. His move to McDermott is further evidence of the Firm’s commitment to growing its European Antitrust and Competition Law practice, and to reinforcing its German competition law capabilities.
Philipp has extensive experience in representing clients before the European Commission and national competition authorities. He has represented clients in State aid and EU and German merger control cases, and has handled multijurisdictional filings for clients operating in a broad range of industries. His cartel experience includes counselling clients on horizontal cooperation and distribution agreements, and he has also advised on abuse of dominance cases.
Commenting on the appointment, Clive Stanbrook OBE QC, head of the EU Competition Law practice, said: “Philipp’s appointment is further testament to the pace with which our practice is growing and the high calibre of competition lawyers that we are committed to recruiting. I am very pleased to welcome him to the Firm.”
Commenting on his move to McDermott, Philipp Werner stated: “I am delighted to be joining McDermott’s highly rated EU competition practice and look forward to working with Clive and the team on the full range of competition issues.”
“Philipp’s appointment is another important step in our continued expansion of our competition practice in Europe, and underscores McDermott’s commitment to focusing on areas that are of key importance to the Firm’s global growth strategy”, added Joe Winterscheid, partner and head of McDermott’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group.
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