Competition Boutique Continues London Buildout With Macfarlanes Hire

by Hannah Roberts

Euclid Law has boosted its London ranks with another partner hire nearly a year after it brought on board a heavyweight partner from Cooley.

Competition lawyers are poised for a deluge of trade-related work since the U.K.’s exit from the European Union at the start of the year, with many firms bolstering their benches as a result.

Michael advises clients on a broad range of UK, EU and global antitrust matters, including cartels, abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, competition litigation and general EU law across a wide number of industries. His experience spans sectors including TMT, energy, manufacturing, retail, leisure and transport.

Oliver Bretz: “I am delighted that someone of Michael’s quality and experience is joining Euclid. We are the pre-eminent competition boutique and our recent additions of Becket McGrath from Cooley and internal promotion of Natalie Greenwood are a testament to our market growth and positioning. We are delighted to welcome Michael to this fantastic team”. 

Michael Reiss: “I’m excited to be joining Euclid because of the top quality work and the calibre of the firm’s clients. Over the past twelve years I’ve worked on some complex merger control, investigations and litigation matters, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth of the practice. Moreover, on a personal level, they are a great team of colleagues to have.”

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Natalie Greenwood becomes Partner at Euclid Law

Euclid Law is pleased to announce that Natalie Greenwood will become a Partner with effect from April 2021 having joined as counsel in September 2019. Natalie, who is dual-qualified in the UK and Spain, has over 15 years’ experience and, prior to joining Euclid, worked as a lawyer at Lloyds Banking Group (where she was recognised as one of 30 most notable in-house competition professionals in her 30s) and as a senior associate at Clifford Chance. Natalie has extensive experience advising on all aspects of competition law, including cartels, mergers, behavioural antitrust matters and competition litigation. She has particular experience in financial services, in addition to a range of other sectors, including media and consumer goods.

Oliver Bretz, Managing Partner at Euclid Law, commented: “I am absolutely delighted that Natalie has agreed to join our Partnership.  She is already an invaluable member of the team and brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise, both in private practice and in-house. I have had the privilege to work with Natalie, both at Clifford Chance and at Euclid Law, and I am of the view that she will continue to be a great asset to Euclid and to our clients.”

Natalie Greenwood commented: “I am very happy to be taking this next step and joining the Partnership of Euclid Law. Euclid Law brings a unique combination of outstanding expertise in a boutique model.  I have found that this offering is very appealing to clients – and also makes it a great place to work.”

Notes to editors: Euclid Law is an award-winning boutique competition law firm with offices in London and Brussels, made up of 5 partners, 1 senior consultant and a team of outstanding paralegals.

Natalie Greenwood joins Euclid Law as Counsel

Euclid Law is pleased to announce that Natalie Greenwood has joined the London office as Counsel. Natalie, who is dual-qualified in the UK and Spain, has over 10 years’ experience both as a lawyer at Lloyds (where she was recognised as one of 30 most notable in-house competition professionals in her 30s) and as a senior lawyer at Clifford Chance. Natalie has extensive experience advising on all aspects of competition law, including cartels, mergers, behavioural antitrust and competition litigation. She has particular experience in financial services (including retail, banking, commercial banking, insurance and merchant acquiring), in addition to experience in media and consumer goods.

Sarah Long, partner at Euclid Law, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Natalie to the team – in addition to being an excellent lawyer, Natalie’s commercial acumen and broad experience will be of significant value to both the firm and our clients. As Euclid Law approaches its 5th year anniversary, we remain committed to our unique business model that operates without the traditional gearing structure. Natalie will be a great asset within that model, enabling us to continue providing the innovative and cost-effective legal advice for which we have built a reputation over the last 5 years.

Natalie Greenwood commented: “I am very happy to be joining such an impressive and diverse team of competition law professionals. I have witnessed Euclid Law rapidly rising in profile over the last few years, and look forward to working on some of the most cutting-edge EU and UK competition law cases. “

Notes to editors: Euclid Law is an award-nominated and award-winning boutique competition law firm with offices in London and Brussels, made up of 5 partners, 2 counsel, 1 senior consultant and a team of outstanding juniors. Euclid Law will be celebrating 5 years in January 2020.

Marie Leppard appointed partner

Euclid Law is delighted to announce Marie Leppard’s appointment to partner.

Before joining Euclid Law, Marie was a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance Antitrust Practice, and spent two years on secondment at Barclays. Prior to that, she worked at Sullivan & Cromwell.

Marie assists clients on French, UK and EU antitrust investigations and merger notifications, with a particular expertise in energy and financial services. She has worked on various high profile cross-border cartel investigations and international mergers, and has experience providing clients with compliance trainings.

Marie said she is “delighted to join such an experienced and talented team”, where she will reunite as a team with Oliver, with whom she worked at Clifford Chance. “Today, clients are increasingly demanding focused strategic competition advice, and that can be provided by flexible and dynamic boutique like ours.”

Euclid Law is delighted to announce Sarah Long’s appointment to Partner, effective 1 June 2016.

Sarah joined Euclid Law as Counsel in September 2015, having previously worked for Allen & Overy in London. Sarah has a unique combination of experience in the competition law field, working as a private practitioner in London and Brussels and as a policy advisor for the OECD Competition Committee based in Paris. Sarah is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Oliver Bretz, Euclid Law’s Founding Partner, commented: “Sarah’s appointment really demonstrates Euclid’s success over the last year. There is a clear demand for a boutique firm providing cost effective, strategic advice in an innovative way and our clients have been very impressed by what they consider a breath of fresh air in a congested market. Our tagline is ‘The magic without with the circle’ and that is exactly what we are providing!”

Sarah added: “I am very excited about the future of Euclid and being part of this unique venture from the beginning – we really are going from strength to strength. I look forward to building the business further and challenging the traditional concepts of a law firm within the ever changing world of competition law.”