Clifford Chance LLP

02/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/22/2021 05:00

Clifford Chance expands Brussels practice with hire of Milena Robotham as antitrust counsel in Brussels

Clifford Chance expands Brussels practice with hire of Milena Robotham as antitrust counsel in Brussels

Milena Robotham has returned to Clifford Chance Brussels as Counsel after two years at Oracle.

Leading international law firm, Clifford Chance, has announced that Milena Robotham has returned to Clifford Chance Brussels. Milena had been working at Oracle as its Senior Legal Antitrust Counsel for over two years, having worked extensively with them for seven years while an associate at Clifford Chance.

During her time at Oracle, Milena worked on matters spanning the full range of competition law in the tech sector, including vertical and horizontal agreements, merger control, and abuse of dominance, in the context of ad hoc advisory work as well as in contentious cases.

With this move, Milena joins a team of 19 partners and nine Counsel practising EU competition law within the firm's global antitrust network, of which eight partners are operating on a full or part-time basis from our Brussels office.

Milena, said: 'After two great years of working at Oracle, my move back to Clifford Chance creates some excellent opportunities for me to combine my experience of working as in-house counsel with my years of private practice. I'm thrilled to be rejoining such an accomplished team at Clifford Chance and look forward to getting to work advising clients, with the benefit of new in-house insights.'

Thomas Vinje, Partner and Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust Group, added: 'We are delighted to see Milena rejoin the firm. We are experiencing a marked increase in demand, in Brussels and across the globe, for expert guidance and deep knowledge on antitrust matters. Milena's experience, both at Clifford Chance and at leading tech company Oracle, will further strengthen our unrivalled offering to clients. We look forward to continuing to build on the successes of the team, which has gone from strength to strength in recent years, and welcoming Milena back to the fold.'

Clifford Chance has a global, market-leading antitrust practice and supports clients on their most complex and important matters across key hubs of Europe, the UK, Asia Pacific and the US. The team works together to solve multinational antitrust issues, including those arising in merger control, dominance and cartel proceedings, market investigations and sector inquiries, and state aid and public procurement matters.