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DLA Piper Nabs Antitrust Pro In Brussels, Second This Month

 |  August 23, 2022

Global law firm DLA Piper said Tuesday it is continuing to expand its competition practice with the firm’s second partner hire for the group this month in Brussels, home of the European Union’s top antitrust regulator.

Laurent Geelhand, who joins DLA Piper on Oct. 3, is the managing partner of U.S. litigation firm Hausfeld’s Paris and Brussels offices, and heads the firm’s automotive, transport and logistics practice group in Europe, DLA Piper said. 

London-headquartered DLA Piper hired Joost Haans from Baker McKenzie as a partner for the Brussels-based antitrust team on Aug. 17.

Haans and Geelhand’s additions are a direct response to growing client demand and an increasing competitiveness for antitrust work among law firms in the EU market, a trend that is likely to continue in the future, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s antitrust and competition group Léon Korsten said.

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