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Colombia appoints new head of competition

Colombia appoints new head of competition

18 September 2018

Colombia’s president Iván Duque has named Andrés Barreto González as the new head of Colombia’s competition authority, the Superintendence of Industry and Trade.

Litigation funder and economic consultancy hire in Europe

Litigation funder and economic consultancy hire in Europe

17 September 2018

Oxera’s new Amsterdam partner comes from telecommunications and media company Liberty Global, while London – and Sydney – based litigation funder Augusta Ventures has hired from Hausfeld.

Freshfields and Matthews Law promote to counsel

Freshfields and Matthews Law promote to counsel

14 September 2018

Two firms have promoted senior associates in their competition practices to counsel on opposite sides of the globe.

AkzoNobel hires from Hogan Lovells

AkzoNobel hires from Hogan Lovells

07 September 2018

Chemicals company AkzoNobel has hired Gianni De Stefano from Hogan Lovells as its new global director of competition law, based in Brussels and Amsterdam.

Batchelor swaps Baker McKenzie for Skadden

Batchelor swaps Baker McKenzie for Skadden

06 September 2018

Bill Batchelor has left Baker McKenzie after 20 years to join the partnership at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in Brussels.

Mills leaves CMA for Financial Conduct Authority

Mills leaves CMA for Financial Conduct Authority

05 September 2018

Sheldon Mills has been appointed as director of competition at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, a few months after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority named him interim senior director of state aid.

Latham & Watkins hires from DLA Piper in Madrid

Latham & Watkins hires from DLA Piper in Madrid

04 September 2018

Latham & Watkins has recruited partner José Maria Jiménez Laiglesia from DLA Piper, where he was previously the firm’s head of competition in Spain.

Osborne Clarke opens in Singapore

03 September 2018

OC Queen Street has established a new competition practice in Singapore with the recruitment of a former director at the country’s antitrust watchdog and Drew & Napier’s former assistant head of competition.

Mundie’s competition head leaves for TozziniFreire

Mundie’s competition head leaves for TozziniFreire

21 August 2018

TozziniFreire has hired as partner Guilherme Ribas, who leaves Mundie after eight years as leader of the firm’s antitrust practice.

Stek adds partner in Amsterdam

Stek adds partner in Amsterdam

08 August 2018

Dutch law firm Stek has hired Berend Reuder as partner in its Amsterdam competition practice.