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Business gives ICN a cautious thumbs-up

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Representatives of big business emerged from the International Competition Network’s first meeting in Naples last week for the most part impressed.

Lowe wows Fiesole

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Belief in the idea that Europe might embrace real change in the field of merger review rather than cosmetic adjustment has strengthened following a speech from EC Competition Director General Philip Lowe in September.

Cleary Gottlieb takes Slaughter and May associate

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has hired Shaun Goodman, a senior associate in Slaughter and May’s competition group. He left Slaughter and May in August and spent a brief period in Cleary Gottlieb’s Brussels office at the beginning of September before moving permanently to the firm’s London office.

Honore goes to the the CFI

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Michael Honoré, an associate at Ashurst Morris Crisp in Brussels, has been appointed legal secretary to Bo Vesterdorf, the president of the Court of First Instance in Luxembourg. He began work at the beginning of September.

King & Spalding opens London office

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King & Spalding will establish its first office outside the United States when it opens in London later this year, it has been announced, and competition specialist Kevin Sullivan is expected to spend a considerable amount of time in the London office. The Atlanta-based firm has set January 2003 as the launch date, though it expects to do some work from the London premises before that.

Fasken hires former competition tribunal head

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William McKeown QC is to join the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau.

Riddle of US antitrust chief's resignation

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Following Charles James’s shock announcement that he is to resign, many DC-based specialists are still asking: 'why?'

Alston & Bird hires three from K&E

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Three partners from Kirkland & Ellis have joined Alston & Bird, boosting the firm’s international trade and regulatory group.

CRA hires two in DC

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Charles River Associates has announced the appointment of Dr Robert Litan, the co-director of the Brookings Joint Center on Regulatory Studies, as a senior consultant.

US agencies' activity at pre-Clinton level

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An influential US think-tank, the American Antitrust Institute, has released research suggesting that the much-touted policy of ‘continuity in enforcement’, proclaimed by the Bush appointees, is a fiction.