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Commercial Law Affiliates to set up competition group

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Commercial Law Affiliates, a network of over 200 law firms around the world, is setting up a collective European competition practice group to provide training for its members.

Consolidation at Uría & Menendez

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Jaime Folguera Crespo, head of the Uría & Menendez competition team, is to move to the firm's Madrid office, as part of a drive to consolidate the firm's competition capability.

New staff at London Economics

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The competition team at the economic consultancy London Economics has gained a new director and associate consultant, as part of broad restructuring at the firm following a strategic alliance with French consultants Stratorg and BIPE. Mike Walker, formerly with the regulatory affairs department at British Telecom, took over as director of the group on September 20, while Paul Dobson of Loughborough University Business School is to be involved with the team on a part time basis.

Drinker Biddle & Reath to merge with Shanley & Fisher

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The Drinker Biddle & Reath antitrust team is to gain strength as the firm merges with New Jersey-based Shanley & Fisher on November 1.

Pünder set to join Clifford Chance, Rogers & Wells

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The three-way merger between Clifford Chance, Rogers & Wells and Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster is set to go ahead after partners at all three firms voted overwhelmingly in favour of Pünder's inclusion of the deal. The combined competition group created by the deal would number over 160 lawyers, making it the largest such practice group in the world.

Haarman Hemelrath names new partner

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Rolf Uecker has been named partner at Haarman Hemelrath & Partner's Düsseldorf office, bringing the number of competition partners at the firm to 10 firmwide. Uecker, who is qualified to practise at the Norwegian as well as German bar, joined the firm in 1997 from Pünder Weber Volhard & Axster.

FTC steps up

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Antitrust and complex business litigation firm Howrey & Simon and intellectual property boutique Arnold White & Durkee are to merge on January 2000, creating the largest IP practice in the world.

Freshfields Deringer Competition Group set for growth following full merger

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Partners at the German law firm Deringer Dessin Hermann & Sedemund have voted for a full merger with Freshfields, two years ahead of schedule. The two firms have had a strategic alliance since January 1 1998, and had originally set a date for a full merger in 2002.

New partner at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering

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Robert B Bell has joined the Washington office of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering from Wiley, Rein & Fielding. Bell, who joins the firm as partner, has a practice which focuses on representing parties to mergers and acquisitions before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Kaye Scholer & Feirman, New York, gets new partner

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Pamela Jones Harbour has joined the New York Office of Kaye Scholer & Feirman from the New York State Attorney General's office.