WilmerHale is pleased to announce the recent arrival of Philip Collins to the firm’s Brussels office. Mr. Collins has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Department.
Philip Collins was formerly at Lovells, where he was the founding partner of its competition practice and a partner in the firm for 27 years. He has spent the last 12 years based in the Brussels office.
He has extensive experience advising multi-national companies in many industrial and commercial sectors on competition law issues and representing them before competition authorities. His practice encompasses the full range of counseling, merger clearance and litigation matters.
Mr. Collins was a founding member of the Competition Law Forum, established by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London and is a member of its Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Competition Law Journal.
He is profiled as a leader in the field of EC and competition law in the latest editions of Chambers Guide and Legal 500 and various other independent publications. He has spoken extensively at conferences in North America and Europe on competition and EU law issues.
Mr. Collins’ appointment as Chair of the Office of Fair Trading in the United Kingdom was announced on March 21, 2005, and will become effective October 1, 2005.