Gide Brussels is pleased to announce the arrival of new associate and German lawyer Dr Angela Guarrata in its Competition and EU Regulatory practice.
Admitted to the Cologne and Brussels Bars, Angela Guarrata’s practice covers all aspects of EU and German competition and regulatory law, with a particular focus on network industries, such as energy and transport, as well as on the agriculture, environment and waste sectors. Prior to joining Gide, Angela was an associate at the Brussels office of German law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH), where she focused on German and EU competition law particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors, from 2011 to 2014. Previously, she served as a Senior Research Assistant at the Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne with a special emphasis on competition law issues in the aviation sector (airports and airlines), from 2009 to 2011. Angela holds a Doctorate in Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law of the University of Cologne, and a post-graduate diploma from the German University of Administrative Sciences (Speyer). She wrote her doctoral thesis on EU State aid law as applied to the financing of airport infrastructure („Die Finanzierung von Flughafeninfrastruktur und das Europäische Beihilfenrecht im Wandel”). She also studied European and international law at the University of Montpellier, France, as part of the Erasmus programme. In addition to her native German, Angela is fluent in English and French.
“Angela is an experienced German lawyer, in particular in the fields of State aid, public procurement law and aviation law, and we are very happy to welcome her to our team. We already handle a significant number of cases in German, and Angela’s arrival will greatly strengthen that capacity", says Gide partner Benoît Le Bret.