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EU: Macfarlanes’ to open Brussels’ office with competition specialist

 |  January 17, 2017

Macfarlanes’ new Brussels office will be launched with the hire of an EU and competition specialist from King & Wood Mallesons, while three of his former colleagues have joined the firm in London.

Macfarlanes has chosen Brussels as its first base outside London after its sole international office in Johannesburg closed in October 2016.

The new single-partner office, which will open in near future, follows the hire of partner Christophe Humpe, formerly a Brussels partner at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), whose major clients are based in the Belgium’s capital, a Macfarlanes spokesperson tells CDR.

Humpe deals with contentious competition and regulatory matters, such as merger control, competition and cartel investigations, state aid and antitrust damages litigation in the pharmaceutical, retail, energy and telecommunications sectors.

He acts for companies before the European Commission, the General Court, the European Court of Justice and the UK competition authorities and courts.

Humpe has arrived at Macfarlanes alongside competition specialists Tom Usher and Cameron Firth, who have joined the firm in London as partners from KWM. They both deal with the contentious aspects of compliance, merger analysis and cartels.

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