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Field Fisher Waterhouse boosts German competition law practice with Of Counsel hire

08 August 2011

Field Fisher Waterhouse today announces the appointment of Prof Dr Fabian Stancke who will be joining the firm’s Hamburg office with immediate effect as competition law Of Counsel. Fabian Stancke is a professor teaching competition law as well as banking and insurance law at the Brunswick European Law School at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences.

Fabian Stancke has extensive experience in European and German competition law issues with particular expertise in the insurance, transport, health and consumer goods industries as well as the internet, media and automotive sectors.

He joined Latham & Watkins in 2007 and advised, among others, on the merger control proceedings in the context of the acquisition of shipping company Hapag-Lloyd by a Hamburg consortium. He was also part of the team defending Kemira in a substantial damages case and represented one of the defendants in a prominent Federal Cartel Office antitrust case in the cosmetics industry. Previously he worked as competition counsel in the legal department of Allianz SE in Munich.

“Fabian Stancke knows from different perspectives how to provide first-class legal advice that meets the requirements of real life situations, and we’re very happy that he joins our team“, says Michael Adam, partner in the Hamburg office of Field Fisher Waterhouse “His particular industry knowledge perfectly complements our regulatory practice as well as our corporate law and our IP, IT practices. This move underpins our immediate growth strategy for the German market and we’ll be offering highly-qualified professionals attractive prospects.“

Charles Whiddington, head of Field Fisher Waterhouse's Competition and EU Regulatory practice, said: "We are committed to further expansion of the firm's pan-European regulatory capability.  Currently we have 17 partners across our European offices, advising an international client base.  Fabian's focus on highly regulated sectors means his practice has excellent synergies with our growing European offering and his appointment will further strengthen our practice."

Field Fisher Waterhouse opened its first German office in Hamburg in 2007 and expanded its German practice by integrating two former Howrey offices in Munich and Dusseldorf in March this year. The firm has now 21 lawyers in Germany, including eleven partners. Expanding the German practice is part of a focused plan for growth in the UK and Europe, concentrating on IP and technology, regulation and corporate law. Field Fisher Waterhouse has currently eight offices in London, Manchester, Brussels, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Munich, Paris and Tokyo with 380 lawyers.

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