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Chillin´Leaks- WSGR opens in Brussels

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Last Thursday we wrote this:

Another significant move(s) to a new entrant in the Brussels market will be announced in the coming days (it involves a couple of well-known names). (Can´t say much more; you can consider this to be an incomplete Chillin´Leak)”.

This anticipated move has been confirmed today. As those who clicked the link we had included here last week already knew, the new entrant is Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a well known US law firm that specializes in antitrust in high tech industries and with an impressive portfolio of clients including Google in the US.

Wilson Sonsini´s Brussels office will be led by Michael Rosenthal (until now Partner at Hunton&Williams), who will be accompanied by Partners Götz Drauz (formerly Deputy Director General at DG Comp and former Partner at Howrey and Shearman Sterling) and Paul McGeown (formerly also Partner at Hunton&Williams and avid reader of this blog). Together with them goes a team of associates, including counsel Mathieu Guillaumond and associates Alexandros Papanikolaou, Juliette Orologas and Benjamin Record.

Last week  we had only mentioned “a couple of well-known names” because, to be frank, we only knew about Drauz and Rosenthal, and have just found out that Paul McGeown, Alex Papanikolaou and the rest of the team were also involved. Best of luck to all of them and to Wilson Sonsini!

This proves once again our ability to give you fresh news 😉 (even though this time the news was incomplete because providing names was a bit delicate). Competition for competition leaks news is actually quite tough, with excellent guys our there such as Mlex or GCR. In addition to them, we discovered this summer that the actual Wikileaks (which, by the way,  has later turned out not to be so concerned with human rights as it seemed) is also active in this market niche: Wikileaks releases US diplomatic cable about Oracle-Sun merger deal

Stay tuned for more Chillin´Leaks…

Written by Alfonso Lamadrid

20 September 2011 at 11:20 am