Freshfields promotes Lilly Fiedler to Counsel effective from 1 May 2018. Lilly specialises in European and German competition law, focusing on merger control, cartel investigations and private damages actions. She has worked on a range of international mandates involving multijurisdictional teams and has been seconded to both the Düsseldorf and London offices. Lilly joined Freshfields' antitrust, competition and trade practice in 2009 and became a senior associate in 2013.
Van Bael & Bellis promotes Katharina Bongs to Counsel
March 01, 2018
Van Bael & Bellis promotes Katharina Bongs to Counsel. Katharina joined the firm in 2007 after completing her LL.M. studies in EU Law at the College of Europe (Bruges). As a German qualified lawyer, Katharina advises and represents clients in EU and German competition law as well as trade law. In the field of competition, she advises in merger control cases, compliance issues and has longstanding experience in cartel defence, including leniency and settlements. She represents clients before the Bundeskartellamt, the EU Commission and EU courts.
Claire Simpson joins the Legal Service of the EFTA Surveillance Authority
October 01, 2017
Claire Simpson joins the Legal Service of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, where she will serve as Counsel, Competition and Internal Market. In this role, Claire acts as senior counsel responsible for the conduct of competition and internal market cases before the EFTA Court/European Court of Justice. Until recently, Claire was Group Head of Competition Law at Euroclear, where she covered a range of antitrust issues worldwide. She previously practised from Gray’s Inn Tax Chambers, London, following a stint with Judge Cooke in the General Court of the EU.
Martina Maier joins the Siemens group as the Chief Competition Counsel
August 31, 2017
Martina Maier joins the Siemens group as the Chief Counsel Competition. Until recently, Martina was a VP, Global and European General Counsel Competition at Unilever, leading a team of competition law experts and manages Unilever’s Global Competition Network. Martina was also the Legal Business Partner to the Global Sales Leadership Team. Prior to joining Unilever in Jan 2015, Martina spent 20 years in private practice – including at Howrey, McDermott Will & Emery and Haarmann Hemmelrath – at the latter two, leading the European Antitrust & Competition practices.
Eliana Garcés-Tolon joins The Brattle Group’s Washington office
September 04, 2017
Eliana Garcés Tolón, until most recently, Deputy Chief Economist at the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry and Entrepreneurship, has joined The Brattle Group’s Washington office
Rasa Zasciurinskaite joins COBALT Lithuania as Head of the Competition Practice Group. For over 13 years, she has practiced competition law in other Pan-Baltic law firms in Vilnius. Rasa also has substantial experience in Energy, Pharmacy and other regulatory areas. Rasa has represented clients in commercial and administrative disputes on various aspects of EU law, State Aid, Competition, Aviation, Energy and Healthcare law. She regularly delivers presentations at domestic and international EU law conferences and contributes articles on EU competition law to various publications.
Clara Rosales Roado joins Fipra Brussels as Public Affairs Manager. She previously was the Head of Legal Content at competition & regulatory news service PaRR, covering competition-related litigation and case law across Europe. Clara is a Spanish-qualified lawyer, with an analytical and critical mind. She trained at the DG COMP, having previously worked for a Spanish law firm and the legal team of Telefonica.
Linklaters has promotes Sibel Yilmaz to Counsel. Sibel is a senior competition lawyer who has a long standing focus on the private equity sector. She has a longstanding track record on complex merger control cases and conduct investigations and also advises private equity firms on a range of other competition law issues, including the assessment of their exposure and liability flowing from the behaviour of portfolio companies. She covers a broad range of industries, including in particular telecoms, software, technology, FMCG and healthcare.
RBB Economics promotes Dr Ethel Fonseca to partner.
Ethel joined RBB in 2008 after completing her PhD in Economics at Rutgers University, USA. Before joining the firm, Ethel worked as a consultant in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. Having specialised in applied microeconomics and econometrics during her PhD studies, Ethel has particular expertise in the application of quantitative techniques to the assessment of competition policy issues. She is a member of the W@Competition Board and is featured in Who’s Who Legal. A Brazilian national, she is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Katri Paas-Mohando joins TGS Baltic Estonia to lead the competition practice of the firm. TGS Baltic is a top-tier commercial law firm with offices in all the Baltic countries. Katri will take over the helm of the firm’s competition matters in Estonia and will also contribute to the firm’s energy, regulatory, pharmaceuticals and consumer protection practice areas. Katri is one of the leading competition law specialists in Estonia, having over 13 years of practical experience in advising clients from all levels of trade, including manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and from various regulatory sectors, including electronic communications, energy, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cosmetics, food, consumer goods, etc.