GCR 100 - 17th Edition

Covington & Burling

10 January 2017

Strengthening the Brussels branch of Covington & Burling’s competition practice was an evident focus in the past year, as two former DG Comp officials both joined that office in April 2016: Kevin Coates, a 16-year veteran of the EU competition authority who most recently headed a cartels unit, and Sophie Bertin, who served as head of unit for state aid in the financial crisis task force. The firm ticked up from 19th to 15th in the Global Elite this year, largely thanks to its top 10 work in both litigation and cartels.