Brussels - Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Robert Klotz (49) has joined the firm as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition practice in Brussels. Robert comes from Hunton & Williams, where he was a partner and practiced for five years. Prior to that, for a decade, he had been an official of the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for Competition. In this role, he was involved in important antitrust cases in the energy and telecommunication sectors.

Robert Bloch, Mayer Brown's Global Antitrust Practice Leader said, "we are delighted to welcome Robert to our team. His extensive European Commission experience, especially with the energy and telecommunication industries, will provide important expertise for our clients in Europe.”

“Robert’s DG Competition experience complements and strengthens the Brussels office’s growing antitrust practice," said Kiran Desai, Partner in Charge of Mayer Brown's Brussels office.

“The strength of Mayer Brown’s global competition practice, its well established German offices, and its strong energy practice were the key factors in my decision to join this firm,” said Robert Klotz.

Robert has extensive experience in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, including dawn raids. He also advises clients on merger control and State aid law. Robert's particular focus is on regulatory and antitrust issues in network industries. He will complement Mayer Brown’s German antitrust capabilities with partner Jens Peter Schmidt, in particular within regulated industries.