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Garrigues hires from Chile’s competition enforcer

Garrigues hires from Chile’s competition enforcer

08 August 2019

Garrigues has hired the former acting head of Chile’s competition authority as counsel to lead its antitrust practice in the country.

Mazwai appointed to lead South African tribunal

Mazwai appointed to lead South African tribunal

05 August 2019

Two decades after its inception, South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has both its first female and first black chairperson.

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

02 August 2019

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

Cassels referred over role in Baker McKenzie misconduct case

Cassels referred over role in Baker McKenzie misconduct case

30 July 2019

UK competition lawyer Tom Cassels and his former firm Baker McKenzie have been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that they failed to report “serious misconduct” by the former head of the firm’s London office.

AG Wahl named ECJ judge

AG Wahl named ECJ judge

22 July 2019

Advocate General Nils Wahl, known for his influential advisory opinions in cases such as Intel and Coty, has been appointed a judge at the European Court of Justice.

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

12 July 2019

Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.

Lawyers react to Italian PM’s Vestager successor claim

Lawyers react to Italian PM’s Vestager successor claim

04 July 2019

Italian lawyers have given GCR their suggestions for Margrethe Vestager’s potential replacement, after Italy’s prime minister claimed the next EU competition commissioner will be from the country – but the commission says it hasn’t been notified of any proposal.

DG Comp names new chief economist

DG Comp names new chief economist

03 July 2019

The European Commission has appointed Pierre Régibeau as chief economist at its Directorate-General for Competition.

Canada hires chief digital enforcement officer

Canada hires chief digital enforcement officer

03 July 2019

Canada’s competition authority has hired IBM associate partner George McDonald to be its first chief digital enforcement officer for a period of up to two years.

New Zealand appoints new competition head

New Zealand appoints new competition head

28 June 2019

Anna Rawlings took up her role as the new chair of New Zealand’s Commerce Commission earlier this month.