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Cooley Hires Linklaters’ Antitrust Head For EU Office

 |  March 29, 2022

Silicon Valley-founded law firm Cooley on Tuesday said that the former head of Linklaters’ global competition practice has joined the firm as a partner in its antitrust group in Brussels, home of the European Union’s top antitrust regulator.

Jonas Koponen led Linklaters’ global antitrust and foreign investment group from 2015–2019, and previously co-headed the firm’s global healthcare team, according to an archived bio on Linklaters’ website.

Koponen is the third partner to join Cooley’s global antitrust practice in March. The Palo Alto, California-based law firm hired a former DOJ antitrust division attorney in Washington, D.C., and the former co-head of UK law firm CMS’ competition practice in London, Cooley said.

Koponen advises on merger control and enforcement matters, with experience in the finance, healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors, Cooley said in a statement.

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