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Wilson Sonsini Grow Antitrust & Competition Team In Brussels

 |  November 9, 2022

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosat announced today that Jindrich Kloubhas joined the firm’s antitrust and competition department as a partner in the Brussels office. Kloub’s more than 10 years of service at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition and his most recent Hong Kong Competition Commission (HKCC) role illustrate the range of his enforcement agency experience and connections. His addition fortifies Wilson Sonsini’s acclaimed antitrust and competition practice in the United States and Europe.

Most recently, Kloub was executive director of operations at the HKCC, where he was responsible for all antitrust enforcement since 2017. In this role, he oversaw numerous precedent-setting investigations, including one that led to the HKCC’s first abuse of dominance enforcement action, as well as its first enforcement outcomes involving resale price maintenance, digital markets, leniency, settlements, commitments, director disqualifications and compliance remedies.

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Kloub also has substantial international antitrust and competition policy experience. For example, in addition to leading the development of a fining methodology and cooperation and commitments policies, he oversaw major revisions to the HKCC’s leniency guidelines, which have been described within the private antitrust and competition bar as a world-class policy.

Before joining the HKCC, Kloub worked as an attorney at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) for more than a decade. During that time, he conducted numerous international cartel investigations, including major international cartel investigations in the financial services sector involving LIBOR and Forex benchmark rates.