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Former EU antitrust enforcer Madero to join Clifford Chance (update*)

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 04 May 2021 06:28
  • 26 Oct 2021 11:33
Cecilio Madero Villarejo, a former senior EU antitrust enforcer, will join global law firm Clifford Chance in Brussels as a senior adviser on competition law, MLex has learned.
Madero will start in September and his formal position will be "of counsel," a title that typically means a lawyer with

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Nicholas Hirst

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Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

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