Milbank lures EU head from SJ Berwin

SJ Berwin has lost its German head of EU and competition after Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy swooped for Alexander Rinne to launch its own European antitrust practice. Rinne, who will be joined at Milbank’s Munich office by associates Andreas Boos and Tatjana Muehlbach, has been with SJ Berwin since 2001. The departure leaves the firm with just one partner in its German EU and competition team. Peter Nussbaum, founding partner at Milbank’s Munich office, said: “He’s a
great guy, and for us at Milbank it’s not just about making strategic decisions, but about trying to get the best people in the market.”

First reported on 18 May