Davis Polk announced that the firm is launching a European antitrust practice in Brussels. The practice will be led by Jürgen Schindler and Frances Dethmers.
“The European Commission is a critical antitrust authority. We are excited to be able to offer our clients sophisticated antitrust capabilities with respect to matters under EU law,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “We are thrilled to welcome Jürgen and Frances to Davis Polk.”
The firm’s office in Brussels will open in 2023.
Mr. Schindler and Ms. Dethmers join the firm from Allen & Overy, where both served as partners and Mr. Schindler as co-head of the global competition and antitrust group. Mr. Schindler has extensive experience advising clients on complex international, EU and German merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance cases. His practice encompasses a broad range of sectors, including energy, finance, technology, transport (shipping and airlines), raw materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and consumer and industrial products. In addition, Mr. Schindler litigates before the European courts in Luxembourg.
Mr. Schindler’s practice has extensive geographic coverage; he has advised clients in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. He is admitted to practice in Germany, Belgium and New York. He will join Davis Polk as a partner.