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Linklaters firm lures head of legal from Italian Authority

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Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners, the Italian firm in a relationship with Linklaters, has hired Piero Fattori, formerly of the Italian Antitrust Authority. Fattori, 42, has been the head of the legal service at the Italian Authority since 1995.

Baker & McKenzie hires top Italian competition academic

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Baker & McKenzie has opened a third Italian office, joining forces with Studio Bernini e Associati in Bologna.

Howrey Simon, Brussels, adds Greek specialist

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Paris Anestis has become the newest partner-level recruit at Howrey Simon Arnold & White’s office in Brussels.

Khemani rejoins World Bank

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Shyam Khemani has rejoined the World Bank in Washington DC following a two-year absence during which he worked for Law & Economics Consulting Group (LECG) in Paris.

Steuer moves to Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw

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The head of Kaye Scholer’s antitrust practice, Richard Steuer, has joined Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. The move comes as something of a blow for Kaye Scholer, which has been making intense efforts over recent years to re-energise its antitrust group, founded by Professor Milton Handler in the 1950s and at one time a market leader. As part of its drive Kaye recruited Pamela Jones Harbour, the former Deputy Attorney General for New York State, among others.

W&C Tokyo recruits antitrust specialist

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White & Case has recruited a noted figure in Japanese competition circles, Jiro Tamura, who specialises in antimonopoly law, trade law and regulation.

George Addy joins Davis Ward Phillips & Vineberg

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George Addy, former head of Canada’s Competition Bureau, has moved from Osler Hoskins & Harcourt to Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, in Toronto. He will head the firm’s competition group formerly led by Cal Goldman, who left in December.

NERA bounces back in Europe

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Economics consulting firm NERA has bought Law and Business Economics, the firm founded by former Oxford academic Mark Williams, thereby, it could be argued, returning as a European ‘player’ in one fell swoop. The firm’s new European team has three main pillars.

Ashurst adds German abilities

Premium 01 October 2002

The expansion of Ashurst Morris Crisp’s competition group continues apace. The firm has now secured the services of a German competition specialist, Ute Zinsmeister. She joined the partnership officially on September 1.

James reveals extent of M&A downturn

Premium 01 October 2002

In what looks like one of his final public performances (see article on page 13), US Justice Department head Charles James made a better job of spreading the word about the agency’s results and priorities.