Bird & Bird strengthens EU & Competition practice with the appointment of Anne Federle

04 December 2009

International law firm Bird & Bird announces the appointment of Anne Federle as partner in the EU & Competition Group. Anne joins Bird & Bird from Linklaters where she has been a partner for 12 years. She has over 18 years experience of EU and German competition law and has been involved in various complex cases before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office, across various industries including: telecommunications and media, automotive, healthcare, post and logistics, food and beverages, and energy.  Anne will be based in Brussels and will share her time between Brussels and Düsseldorf, where she will be working along side German competition partner Jörg Witting and his team.


Jose Rivas, Head of Bird & Bird’s EU & Competition Group, said: “We are delighted Anne is joining us to support the growth and development of our international EU & Competition practice.  The group has continued to attract some of the leading lawyers in this area. As a German-qualified lawyer with over 18 years of experience in the Brussels market, Anne is a great fit for our expanding team in Brussels and an excellent complement to our German competition law capabilities. Anne has an impressive track record of working for technology-rich companies and brings significant expertise in some of Bird & Bird’s key sectors such as communications and life sciences.”


Commenting on her own appointment, Anne added: “This is an exciting opportunity for me to join a dynamic and fast growing team of experienced competition lawyers in all major jurisdictions in Europe. This group has all  it takes to become a leading player in the competition law scene and I really look forward to being part of that development.”


Bird & Bird’s EU & Competition practice provides expert advice in all areas of EU Law as well as EU and national competition law. Its expertise covers in particular merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, competition litigation, State aid, competition regulation of network industries and competition law advice on a broad range of commercial agreements regarding research and development, technology collaboration, software and content licensing, distribution and marketing, supply and outsourcing.


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