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APCO Grows Global M&A & Competition Team

 |  March 24, 2023

APCO Worldwide announced the addition of several seasoned professionals to their Mergers & Acquisitions and Competition office. This expansion will help clients find greater success in navigating complex M&A and anti-trust investigations.

This expansion boosts APCO’s capability to provide essential services for fragile regulatory and communications challenges in key business hubs around the world. At the forefront is Chief Executive Officer Brad Staples. He emphasizes this as an opportunity for APCO to continue providing successful results for their clientele.

Cecilio Madero and Rachel Brandenburger further strengthen APCO’s client advisory services with focuses on merger control, antitrust investigations and litigation, state aid, cartels and foreign investment.

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“It’s no wonder global CEOs find antitrust and M&A scrutiny increasingly difficult to navigate,” Staples said. “Regulators have reset their priorities in the face of new global trade realities, and the transition to a greener and increasingly digital economy. In this new landscape, corporate leaders seek out seasoned counsel and integrated solutions to achieve their business goals. APCO’s strengthened competition team brings the expertise and insights to guide the C-suite through these challenges.”

Pamela Passman, managing director of APCO’s New York office and global chair of Corporate, added, “Cecilio and Rachel have been on the frontlines from several vantage points, in government, as practitioners and representing global companies, on critical antitrust and competition matters. Their deep knowledge of the regulatory landscape in key markets around the world further enhances our work with leading companies across the tech, health, energy and other sectors.”