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Germany: McDermott boosts its antitrust practice with new partner

 |  November 9, 2015

International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that it has appointed Christian Krohs as partner in its Düsseldorf office. Christian, who will join the firm with two associates at the end of the year, will be responsible for developing McDermott’s antitrust practice in Germany.

A highly-respected antitrust lawyer, Christian joins from KPMG Law in Cologne where he was the head of its Antitrust Group and played a decisive role in its set up. Prior to that, he spent eight years with Freshfields working in Cologne, Berlin and Brussels.

Mr. Krohs has extensive experience in advising on German and EU competition matters, particularly with regard to cartel proceedings, defending damages claims and merger control proceedings, especially in the energy industry.

His team also advises on compliance issues in relation to antitrust and corruption.

“Christian is an excellent fit for McDermott,” said Ray Jacobsen, head of McDermott’s global Antitrust/Competition Practice Group. “Our antitrust practice is currently experiencing a period of substantial growth in Brussels, Italy and France. Christian and his team will be instrumental in taking this strategy to the next level by developing our antitrust capabilities in Germany. The new team will advise our numerous German clients, as well as foreign clients operating in Germany, and will be working closely with antitrust lawyers from across our European offices.”

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