Bird & Bird has attracted a senior French government lawyer to join its Paris-based competition practice.
Michel Roseau joins the firm as a partner after four years as head of antitrust and general policy for the French competition authority.
He told The Lawyer: “I wanted to cross over to the other side of the mirror and work for companies.’
Roseau said that Bird & Bird attracted him because of its clients in the technology and emerging markets sectors.
“It’s a young, dynamic firm in the process of evolution,” he added.
At the competition authority Roseau represented the state in appeals against decisions of the competition council, but he is unlikely to be acting for the state in his new role.