Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, formerly a judge of the General Court of the EU, has joined White & Case LLP in Brussels.
"Sir Nicholas has long been regarded as one of Europe's most influential competition lawyers," said White & Case partner and Global Head of Antitrust, Mark Gidley. "His knowledge and extensive experience will be a valuable asset and enhance the advice we provide our international clients on EU and competition law matters."
Forwood joins the Firm as Counsel on a part-time basis. He was a judge of the General Court (formerly the EC Court of First Instance) from 1999 to 2015, prior to which he spent 20 years as a leading barrister at the competition law Bar in London and Brussels. His experience covers all fields of EU law, including cartels, abuse of dominant position and state aids, EU sanctions and IP.
Mark Powell, Head of the EMEA Competition Section, said: "We're extremely pleased that Sir Nicholas has chosen to join our team and resume his private practice in Brussels. Sir Nicholas will help reinforce our strength in competition litigation in Luxembourg and London, as well as support our clients on a broad range of EU law questions."
Sir Nicholas was called to the English Bar in 1970 and to the Irish Bar in 1981. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1987 he was made Knight Bachelor in December 2015 for services to European justice.
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