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Prominent European Competition Attorney Joins Cadwalader; Will Manage Firm’s New Office in Brussels
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Alec J. Burnside, a prominent European competition attorney, will join as a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Burnside will open and manage Cadwalader’s new office in Brussels.

W. Christopher White, Chairman of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft was quoted as saying in a press release at PR newswire: “Alec is recognised as one of the leading competition lawyers in Europe.  His attraction to Cadwalader and our investment in him and the opening of an office in Brussels reflect a mutual commitment to fielding the finest global antitrust team practicing today.  We welcome him to our Partnership.”

  
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Burnside focuses his practice in EU competition law. Over the past twenty years, he has practiced across a broad range of competition law disciplines. He has regularly worked on high-profile cases with implications for global industries, governments and blue chip corporations.

He is a highly sought after expert in merger clearances, cartel defence, state aid and abuse of dominance with deep sector expertise that spans a wide variety of industries, including financial services, IT, consumer products, energy, and natural resources.

Rick Rule, head of the Antitrust group at Cadwalader was quoted as saying: “To be able to bring on board a solicitor of the calibre of Alec Burnside is a game changer for our global antitrust group. Our ability to service our international corporate clients has just been strengthened considerably and we look forward to growing this global practice.”

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Mr. Burnside’s recent and leading transactions include advising Microsoft on its acquisition of Yahoo!’s search function, and SmithKline Beecham on its merger with Glaxo.

Established in 1792, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms.



 

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