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McDermott recruits EU competition law partner from K&L Gates

'We have ambitious plans for developing our capabilities across the continent,' says Ray Jacobsen

2 September 2015

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International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has announced today that it has appointed Mélanie Bruneau as partner in its antitrust and competition practice, based in Brussels and Paris.

Bruneau advises large multinationals on all aspects of EU competition law. Prior to joining McDermott, she was a partner at global law firm K&L Gates in Brussels and in Paris.

She will be joined by associate Antoine de Rohan Chabot, who focuses on antitrust and corporate matters.

"We are delighted to welcome Melanie back to the firm," said Ray Jacobsen, head of the firm's international antitrust and competition practice group.

"Our strategy is to build a vibrant antitrust and regulatory practice in Europe and we have ambitious plans for developing our capabilities across the continent. We believe that Melanie and her team will be instrumental in driving them forward."

Jacques Buhart, partner-in-charge of McDermott's Paris office, added: "Our offices in France and Belgium are now experiencing a period of dynamic growth and we are very excited to welcome Melanie to our growing team.

"As a French lawyer working in Brussels, she has a good understanding of cross-border, international work. With her experience, she will be able to play an active role in developing our international clients for European competition matters, with special focus on French clients. Additionally, Mélanie's impressive competition experience will strengthen our pan-European offering."

McDermott's antitrust and competition practice group is based in Washington, DC.





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