BRUSSELS, March 13, 2018: Morgan Lewis today welcomes antitrust partner Christina Renner, expanding the firm’s global capabilities to provide advice on competition matters to clients undertaking mergers and acquisitions or those confronting cartel investigations or regulatory matters. She will be resident in the firm’s Brussels office.
Ms. Renner arrives from a French M&A and antitrust firm for which she established the Brussels office. German-qualified, she represents clients in both European Union and German merger control and antitrust law, including cartel and behavioral matters, abuse of dominance, and state aid laws. She advises clients involved in M&A matters reviewed by the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office, as well as the Austrian, French, and Belgian competition authorities. Ms. Renner counsels cross-border clients, including those based in the United States, on antitrust matters before the European Commission and national competition authorities, and she handles litigation before the European courts.
“Christina offers our clients a global and pan-European perspective on competition matters, fulfilling a vital need for companies as they seek to grow internationally,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “She will provide a wide range of services not only to clients doing business via our Brussels office but also those who need assistance across Europe, including Germany, France, and the UK.”
Ms. Renner also advises companies in regulated industries, such as transportation, energy, and telecommunications as well as in the areas of life sciences and ecommerce. A speaker of five languages, she is active in the German legal community in Brussels and co-chairs the Brussels regional section of the prestigious Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht (member association of German-speaking antitrust lawyers).
“Christina is a highly versatile lawyer whose presence instantly strengthens our thriving antitrust practice, especially as it relates to our clients doing business and expanding in Europe,” said Izzet Sinan, the managing partner of Morgan Lewis’s Brussels office. “She has worked on mergers, acquisitions, and related antitrust matters concerning companies and transactions with connections to Europe, Asia, and North America, and she provides our clients with significant new depth to handle needs worldwide.”