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Commission/car industry on a collision course

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After many hints, the European Commission has announced details of specific changes it wants to make to the rules on car retailing and after-sale services.

Jenny stays with WTO

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Professor Frédéric Jenny has survived the post-Doha shakeout at the WTO, being reappointed last month as chairman of the organisation’s working group on the interface between trade and competition policy. He was first appointed to the post in 1997.

Irish enforcer announces plans to beat staff crisis

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The Irish Competition Authority has unveiled a strategic plan which includes measures to reverse its dire record on staff turnover.

Two firms launch competition practices in Italy

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Two ‘international’ firms-White & Case and Simmons & Simmons-have upgraded the competition services they offer in Italy. The firms took different routes to arrive at the same place.

Three new partners join Wolf Theiss

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Wolf Theiss & Partners, one of Austria’s largest law firms, has appointed three young partners to its Prague office.

BBLP Beiten Burkhardt partners defect to McDermott

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McDermott Will & Emery has opened an office in Munich. Competition work will be done by Oliver Steffens, formerly a partner with BBLP Beiten Burkhardt.

Merger fuels competition group's expansion plans

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Top Portuguese firm Avilles Pereira & Associados is merging with another leading local firm, Abreu Cardigos & Associados.

Senior competition lawyer joins Allen & Overy Hamburg

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Allen & Overy has announced the appointment of competition law specialist Dr Ellen Braun in Hamburg.

Linklaters poaches five partners for Lisbon office

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Linklaters has lured five partners from Portuguese firm Morais Leitão, J Galvão Teles & Associados to launch a practice in Lisbon.

Hogan & Hartson merges with Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Sheinfeld

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Washington DC firm Hogan & Hartson has announced that it is to merge with Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Sheinfeld, which is based in New York.