Antitrust, Public Procurement and State Aid Law

PwC Legal to strengthen antitrust team with renowned antitrust lawyer Susanne Zuehlke

Berlin, December 02 2020

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) announces a prominent addition to its antitrust practice: Starting January 1, 2021, the well-known expert for antitrust law, Susanne Zuehlke, will join the firm as a partner at the Berlin office in order to lead and realign the antitrust practice.

The 48-year-old lawyer will join from Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, where she has been a partner in the firm’s antitrust group in Brussels and Frankfurt since 2015. Prior to this, she was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Brussels. With more than 20 years of experience in global merger control for complex transactions and cartel investigations, the well-known antitrust lawyer advises international industrial clients as well as private equity investors on all types of antitrust matters. She also brings to the table a comprehensive understanding of legal tech solutions and their application to ensure antitrust compliance. Susanne Zuehlke is recognized in all major rankings, including JUVE, GCR Global Thought Leaders, Legal 500, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers. She was twice included in Global Competition Review’s list identifying the top 40 global competition lawyers under the age 40.

„I look very much forward to this new challenge. Our clients will benefit tremendously from the PwC Legal Platform. Jointly with and for our clients we will develop new and efficient solutions for antitrust compliance, making full use of the Legal Tech resources available at PwC Legal.” says Susanne Zuehlke.

Dr. Steffen Schniepp, Managing Partner at PwC Legal, comments on the new addition: „The strategy for our public business law practice is to fill vacancies by adding top-notch lawyers from first-class law firms who are able to offer our clients outstanding consulting services. I am very pleased that we succeeded in this endeavour in the area of antitrust: With Susanne Zuehlke, one of the leading antitrust lawyers worldwide will join our team. She will be based in our Berlin office and advise clients in all of Germany on sophisticated antitrust matters. Her outstanding expertise and long-term experience in international merger reviews and cartel investigations will be a great asset for our team as well as our clients. She will provide a significant boost to our antitrust practice and take our consulting services in this area to the next level.”

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