Huntons ramps up in Brussels with Freshfields hire

Hunton & Williams has boosted its competition practice, snaring two new partners for its Brussels office.

Michael Rosenthal, a former associate from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has joined the firm as a competition partner.

John Martin has rejoined Hunton & Williams as a competition partner after serving as a senior trial counsel at the US Federal Trade Commission and as a lecturer in the field of competition law at the University of Tououse in France. He was a partner at Hunton & Williams between 1997 and 2003.

Martin will remain at the Brussels office for six months to help grow the practice and will then relocate to the firm’s Washington and Richmond offices to concentrate on his trial practice.

Hunton & Williams New York-based managing partner Wally Martinez said the firm had plans to build its Brussels office significantly during the coming months.

“We are firmly committed to expanding our Brussels competition practice and adding Michael and Jack is a key step towards providing our clients with the highest quality European competition representation possible,” he said.