The relevance of cybersecurity has increased rapidly. Recently, cyberattacks on the German parliament, the German federal foreign office, and several German prominent public figures have highlighted the importance of securing the integrity of data systems, and of coordination between businesses and state actors in Germany. Similar incidents have had the same effect in other countries. This has in turn led to an increase in trading opportunities and demand for cybersecurity products throughout the world.

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Trade law compliance and public procurement law expert Bruno Andrioli Galvão joined BLOMSTEIN as independent Senior Trade Advisor in September 2020.

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Yesterday, we co-hosted the first “Christ&Company Dialogue” on restrictions on foreign direct investments together with Christ&Company.

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On 9 June 2020, the EUI Florence School of Regulation (FSR) hosted a webinar about the role of State aid to nuclear energy in France and Germany. BLOMSTEIN partner Max Klasse featured alongside Guillaume Dezobry (Fidal), with Professor Leigh Hancher (FSR) as moderator. A recording of the webinar can be found here.

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BLOMSTEIN is proud to be shortlisted in the category Law Firm of the Year for Competition Law for the 2019 JUVE Awards.

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We are delighted to strengthen our competition law practice with Julius Hasse. As of 1 July 2019, Julius joins us from Freshfields where we have already worked together for many years. Julius worked in the Freshfields London office since 2011 and joined the Berlin office in 2015.

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BLOMSTEIN partners Pascal Friton, Anna Huttenlauch, Max Klasse and Roland Stein and Of Counsel Hans-Joachim Prieß have been included in the list of Germany’s best lawyers 2019 in their respective practice areas of international trade law, competition/antitrust law, public law and regulation.

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We are very pleased that our competition partners Anna Huttenlauch and Max Klasse are once again recognized as leading experts in their field in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal Competition ranking.

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For the second year in a row, BLOMSTEIN ranks amongst the top 50 employers for lawyers in Germany according to the azur100 ranking.

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We are pleased to announce that Roland M. Stein is amongst the select lawyers and experts included in Thought Leaders Global Elite 2019 (and indeed the only lawyer selected for “Government Contracts” worldwide) – his full interview can be viewed here.