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UK: Strange & Butler adds antitrust partner

 |  July 19, 2018

US-based claimant firm Strange & Butler has continued its European expansion with the hire of Lauma Skruzmane, previously a counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner and senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Skruzmane joins from Boies Schiller Flexner where she was senior associate in the firm’s EU and competition litigation team. The appointment follows an increase in antitrust matters being handled by the firm’s London office, including it acting for Apple in its High Court dispute with Qualcomm, which litigation started last year.

Skruzmane was recently part of the winning team representing MasterCard in defence of its first collective action claim for GBP US$14 billion, the UK courts’ largest reported claim, in which Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan announced further developments this week, with the news that the Court of Appeal had granted an oral hearing to the lead claimant Walter Merricks CBE.

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