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Competition/Antitrust Attorney John Schmidt Joins Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer in London

December 4, 2017

LONDON, 4 December 2017 -- Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP announced today that John Schmidt has joined the firm's Competition/Antitrust practice as a partner, resident in its London office. Mr. Schmidt's practice will focus on matters before competition authorities at both a national and European Union level, advising on major competition advisory issues, merger control, investigations, and litigation. He has particular industry involvement in the life sciences, consumer goods, finance, and infrastructure sectors.

With 20 years' experience, Mr. Schmidt is dual qualified in the UK and Germany and regularly advises on major UK and EU competition investigations and antitrust litigation. He has consistently been ranked as a leading competition lawyer in the London market by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, and The Legal 500 over the past 10 years.

Debbie Feinstein, head of the firm's Global Antitrust group said: "We are delighted that John is joining our firm. His experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors will be of significant benefit to our Competition/Antitrust clients for whom we provide the full range of service out of our London office. John will work as an integral part of our European team across the London, Brussels, and Frankfurt offices."

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has long enjoyed a reputation among the global elite law firms for competition and antitrust work. Key to its reputation has been the depth of its practice across the US and EU on a range of antitrust issues, including merger and cartel matters both at the EU and member state levels.

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