Global law firm Reed Smith has today announced the hire of corporate partner and competition law specialist Ross Mackenzie to its London office. This latest hire marks the ninth partner to join the firm’s Global Corporate Group across EME in 2020.
Mackenzie, who joins from Ashurst LLP where he began his career in 2000, has extensive experience of advising clients in all aspects of UK and EU competition law. He has worked on complex merger cases, antitrust and market investigations, advising clients before UK regulators and the European Commission, as well as the UK and European courts.
Working across a variety of sectors including entertainment and media, finance, transportation, life sciences and healthcare, consumer goods and TMT, Mackenzie brings a depth of expertise to the firm.
Delphine Currie, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ross to the Group, he is well regarded in the market and his extensive experience of competition and antitrust law in addition to his broad sector focus will strengthen our rapidly growing team across Europe and greatly benefit our clients, globally.”
Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing partner, said: “Ross is a fantastic addition to the firm, his experience aligns perfectly with our new capabilities in Brussels and further bolsters our market leading antitrust practice and European offering.”
Mackenzie said: “After more than 20 years at my previous firm, I am excited to be taking on a new challenge and joining Reed Smith at such an exciting time of growth. I am looking forward to working across its broad practice groups and with my European competition and antitrust colleagues to provide a seamless global service to our clients.”