UK Partner promotions
Lucy Rigby’s expertise in opt-out collective redress and large-scale group actions gained at Slaughter and May, the OFT and Which?, has proven invaluable. Part of the team which filed the pioneering opt-out claims on behalf of rail users, she is currently investigating claims against Daimler for breach of emissions standards and recently represented Which? in the Supreme Court Merricks case, a landmark decision for the UK collective redress regime.
Luke Streatfeild, previously at Allen & Overy, acted on some of the most complex competition litigation in recent years and has extensive knowledge of the collective proceedings regime in England & Wales. He is part of the legal team representing Duncan McCann in the landmark representative action on behalf of child users of YouTube for GDPR breaches, and Justin Gutmann in the first standalone competition collective claim under the Consumer Rights Act.
We are also pleased to announce seven senior associate promotions, five in Germany and two in the UK. They are Maximilian Becker, Christopher Unseld, Indra von Mirbach, Philipp Westerhoff in Berlin, Otis Gröne in Düsseldorf, and Amandine Gueret and Eliza Buchanan in London.
Commenting on the announcement, Global Vice-chair Anthony Maton, said:
“With four collective actions filed in the last twelve months in the UK, and a raft of interesting competition, commercial and environmental cases during 2020, the London team has had a busy year. Despite the challenges that 2020 brought, we are pleased to have been able to recognise and promote talent and recruit a further 16 lawyers across our competition, commercial and Human Rights & Environment practices to support anticipated growth."
Alex Petrasincu, Managing Partner for Germany, continued:
“We are happy that five of our associates were promoted over the course of the last year. This is a testament to the great talent we have been able to attract in Germany. It is this talent that allows us to work on some of the most exciting and challenging complex competition, commercial, and technology litigation cases in Germany."
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