04 September 2019

The day after the night before

Day after A&O and O'Melveny & Myers part company, managing partner heads off to rival Gibson Dunn.

O’Melveny & Myers

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has announced that Christian Riis-Madsen will join the firm’s Brussels office as a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  Mr Riis-Madsen joins the firm from O’Melveny & Myers the day after plans for a merger with A&O fell through.

Highly regarded

Mr Riis-Madsen was with O’Melveny & Myers from 2004 to 2019, serving most recently as head of the Brussels office.  “We are delighted that Christian is joining us,” said Ken Doran, chairman and managing partner of Gibson Dunn.  “He is highly regarded in the Brussels legal and business communities and is well-known to many of our partners and several of our clients.  He has a well-rounded competition practice with deep experience with top multinational technology companies. Moreover, he has demonstrated strong leadership qualities and will complement the strengths of our global Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.” Peter Alexiadis, partner in charge of the Brussels office.  “Christian has been on our radar for some time.  His reputation in the high tech sector fits very well with our existing client base, while significant synergies also present themselves in the growth of our existing Scandinavian/Nordic practice.”

Perfect platform

Mr Riis-Madsen said, “The firm’s premier competition practice and technology clientele are a perfect platform to continue to grow my practice.” He has a broad competition law practice, advising on antitrust and regulatory matters before the European Commission.  He has advised companies in a variety of industries and has significant experience in the technology sector, including issues related to two-sided markets, online platforms and intellectual property rights. Before joining O’Melveny & Myers, he practiced with Norton Rose in Brussels and Kromann Reumert in Copenhagen.  He is admitted to practice in Denmark and Belgium.

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