BERLIN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – November 9, 2020–
Scott + Scott, an international law firm known for seeking substantial damages for victims of price fixing, has announced that private law enforcement expert Markus Hutschneider will head the firm’s new Berlin office from November. Hutschneider joins Scott + Scott from Deutsche Bahn, where he led the multinational company’s legal team in the litigation department and worked on several key cases involving the German rail cartel, air freight cartel and truck cartel. Hutschneider also has extensive experience negotiating out-of-court settlements. Before focusing on antitrust claims, he advised clients in all areas of competition law, both internally and previously in private practice, where he also gained a thorough understanding of antitrust investigations. The addition of the Berlin office is the latest step in Scott + Scott’s international growth strategy after opening the Amsterdam office in 2019 and further strengthens its presence in Europe.
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“Germany is one of the most important jurisdictions for companies and other large customers who want to offset their losses from price fixing and other violations. It has become increasingly clear that we need to provide high quality service on the applicant side to our customers in this market, ”said David R. Scott, Managing Partner of Scott + Scott. “We are incredibly fortunate to have someone with Markus’ reputation for excellence and in-depth competition law experience to lead our efforts here.”
“Through my work at Deutsche Bahn, a pioneer in the recovery of cartel damage by companies, I have become very familiar with the needs of multinational companies with regard to private enforcement,” said Hutschneider. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Scott + Scott, a law firm that represents some of the largest companies in the world. “
Michael Melber will also join the Berlin office as a partner in January. Dr. Melber is currently a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group at K&L Gates LLP.
“Germany is one of the leading European markets for production and economy in general. I am delighted with the company’s continued investment in Europe to address the complex litigation of its multinational clients, including antitrust claims, ”said Dirk Middelschulte, Global General Counsel Competition at Unilever.
“As long-time partners of Scott + Scott, we know they are constantly looking for ways to better serve their multinational customers,” said Jerome Cloarec, Head of Global Antitrust at Michelin Group, speaking of the evolving antitrust and regulatory environment in Germany and the EU for the benefit of the multinationals it represents. “
About Scott + Scott Lawyers LLP
Scott + Scott has extensive experience in key securities prosecution, antitrust, arbitration, data protection and consumer protection in the US and Europe. The company represents pension funds, corporations, foundations, corporations, individuals and other businesses worldwide with offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Connecticut, California, Virginia, Arizona and Ohio. For more information, visit www.scott-scott.com or call +1.800.404.7770
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