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Germany: McDermott has new antitrust law hire

 |  December 13, 2015

McDermott Will & Emery secure a December start for an antitrust partner to work in the firm’s Ruhr Valley office in Germany.

Having announced his arrival earlier in November, the US-headquartered firm will welcome Christian Krohs, formerly of KPMG Law in Cologne, as a partner in the firm’s Düsseldorf office. Krohs, who joins the firm with two associates at the end of 2015, will see in the New Year as lead partner for the firm’s antitrust practice in Germany.

Having undertaken a leadership role as the head of the accountancy-backed law firm’s competition law group, responsible for setting up the team in nearby Cologne, Krohs’ move sees him move to Germany’s industrial heartland.

That city’s confluence of industries and markets makes the city a major market in Germany, which Krohs will be familiar with; it is also a major nexus for law firms, being home to 13 of the top 15 law firms in the country, such as Freshfields Bruckhouse Deringer, Linklaters and German independents like Noerr and Luther, with a high density of law firms.

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