Arnold & Porter swings revolving door with new hire

Arnold & Porter has recruited a senior European Union (EU) competition official as the second partner in its Brussels office.

Luc Gyselen’s appointment indicates that the “revolving door” policy where anti-trust officials in the US switch easily between public service and private practice, is being pioneered by US firms in Brussels.

Last year Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton took on Francisco Enrique Gonzalez Diaz who headed up a the Merger Task Force unit.

Howrey Simon Arnold & White took on David Wood, the head of DG Competition’s financial services unit and Julian Joshua, former head of DG Competition’s crack cartels unit in 2002.

Gyselen, an official from the Directorate General for Competition joins resident partner Marleen Van Kerckhove who the US firm took from Clifford Chance.