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Clifford Chance hires competition and technology expert to join its leading antitrust practice

30 November 2018

Clifford Chance hires competition and technology expert to join its leading antitrust practice

International law firm Clifford Chance announced today that Pierre-Andre Dubois will join the firm in January 2019 as Of Counsel based in Brussels, bringing over 25 years' experience in antitrust and technology matters.

Pierre joins from leading technology company Booking.com, where he is Global Privacy Director and Data Protection Officer. Prior to this, Pierre was the Assistant General Counsel, EU Director for Competition, Privacy and Litigation at Amazon in Luxembourg and a Partner of Kirkland & Ellis in London. His strong experience in intellectual property and the technology sector, gained from both in-house and private practice environments, spans a wide range of expertise from e-commerce and IT infrastructure to pharmaceutical, chemicals, finance and industry. Pierre's antitrust expertise includes cross-border merger clearance, behavioural and sector investigations and pricing issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Thomas Vinje, Partner and Chairman of the Global Antitrust Group at Clifford Chance, said: "We are delighted to have Pierre joining our Antitrust practice. His expertise in antitrust, and his strong reputation among regulators across jurisdictions, will further strengthen the Antitrust team's leading position. At the same time, Pierre's in-depth understanding of and substantial experience in the technology sector and on data protection regulation will be an invaluable asset to our clients."

"I am excited to be joining the exceptional team at Clifford Chance, where I will be working with some of the leading antitrust experts. I look forward to working with the team, advising tech and non-tech clients as they navigate an era of technology evolution and transformation," said Pierre-Andre Dubois.

Clifford Chance has a top ranked global Corporate practice and global Antitrust team combining specialised knowledge with economic and regulatory expertise and regularly advises on some of the most high-profile, complex work. The firm's Tech Group is an integrated multidisciplinary team of over 400 tech-savvy lawyers located around the world delivering holistic, joined up, expert legal advice to both tech and non-tech clients on their most exciting, complex and transformational tech-related matters. Recently, the firm advised FairSearch, the main complainant in the European Commission's investigations into Google's anticompetitive practices regarding Android, which resulted in a record fine imposed on the technology giant.