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EU: Sullivan & Cromwell to open Brussels office with antitrust hire

 |  May 22, 2017

Sullivan & Cromwell, the US corporate law firm, has poached a senior European competition lawyer to open its first new office in nearly two decades based in Brussels.

Michael Rosenthal is joining S & C as partner to work on EU and German competition matters from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the Palo Alto-based firm, which is best known for its work related to technology companies.

Mr Rosenthal, who is trained in German and US law, has previously worked with tech groups such as Dell and Spotify as well as industrial groups such as Chevron, BMW and K+S. S & C is one of the top firms advising multinational companies on cross-border transactions, which often require clearance from regulators in a number of jurisdictions.

Its recent deals include advising German chemicals-to-drugs conglomerate Bayer on its $66bn acquisition of US agribusiness Monsanto, which is in front of European Commission regulators, and US industrial gas company Praxair on its $65bn merger with German rival Linde.

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