Cologne – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire – DLA Piper is pleased to anno…

Cologne – LAWFUEL – Law Firm Newswire – DLA Piper is pleased to announce the strengthening of its antitrust practice in Germany. Dr Jan Joachim Dreyer is joining DLA Piper as a partner in the Cologne office on 1 August 2007. His appointment follows the recent appointment of the business law and tax defence expert Professor Dr Erich Samson.

Dr Dreyer joins from Clifford Chance, where he was a member of the Corporate Commercial group. He started as an associate in 2000 and has worked as of counsel since 2005. His practice focuses on antitrust proceedings, German and European merger control, environmental law and state aid, both in the real estate sector and reverse logistics. He advises on the antitrust aspects of transactions and general commercial issues, including the structuring of distribution systems, research and development agreements, as well as questions of general regulatory and antitrust compliance. He has also developed expertise in the introduction and supervision of compliance programs in businesses.

“We are very pleased that with Dr Dreyer we have gained an experienced antitrust lawyer. Dr Dreyer will help strengthen our German antitrust practice and we will continue to work closely with our antitrust colleagues in Brussels”, said Dr Ulrich Jüngst, Managing Partner Germany.

“My decision to join DLA Piper was based on the organisation’s international orientation, but even more on its strategic focus on the fast growing disciplines of corporate and antitrust law”, adds Dr Dreyer.

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