Schoenherr is expanding its EU and competition practice with a reinforced and newly staffed office in Brussels. Volker Weiss, a partner in Schoenherr’s competition practice, will head the Belgium office.
Volker Weiss has relocated from Vienna to Brussels, where he leads a team of EU and competition law specialists from Schoenherr’s CEE offices.
Schoenherr has been present with a representative office in Brussels since late 1994, coinciding with Austria’s accession to the EU.
According to the firm, its move to now launch a fully fledged Brussels office reflects the considerable growth of the firm in the CEE region and the growing importance of EU law and competition law matters to the firm’s clients situated there.
The office will focus on EU and competition law, offering advice on matters with CEE impact. This includes EU and multi-jurisdictional merger control filings, cartel cases, state aid and competition compliance, as well as regulatory-related advice (for example in the field of energy).