The German firm Noerr has hired partner Jens Peter Schmidt, the head of Mayer Brown’s Brussels office and co-head of its European antitrust and competition practice, as the firm takes steps to expand in Brussels.

At Mayer Brown, Schmidt handled all aspects of German and EU antitrust law, focusing on merger control risk analyses and complex merger control notifications before the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office. He also represented clients in cartel case investigations, structures compliance programs and provided assessments of vertical and horizontal arrangements, including information exchanges.