Field Fisher Waterhouse boosts German competition law practice with Of Counsel hire
08 August 2011
Field Fisher Waterhouse today announces the appointment of
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.“
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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