Linklaters props up German antitrust with Brussels partner

Linklaters has moved to shore up its German competition and EU law practice following the departure of group head Dirk Schroeder for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (first reported in The Lawyer, Monday 3 November).

The magic circle firm has announced that Wolfgang Deselaers will replace Schroeder. Although he is currently based in Brussels, Deselaers will divide his time between the firm’s Cologne and Brussels offices.

Among other high profile deals, he is known for his work advising on the creation of Arcelor, the world’s largest steel company, and represented Duales System Deutschland AG in EC and European Court proceedings.