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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.

Scott+Scott hires three for new Amsterdam office

Scott+Scott hires three for new Amsterdam office

26 June 2019

US firm Scott+Scott has hired Damiën F Berkhout to lead its Amsterdam office as well as adding a counsel and a senior associate to the team.

Sarma swaps Latham for Cooley

Sarma swaps Latham for Cooley

21 June 2019

Cooley has continued its Brussels expansion with the addition of special counsel Stella Sarma from Latham & Watkins.

Yves Bot, 1947 – 2019

Yves Bot, 1947 – 2019

12 June 2019

The European competition community is mourning the loss of advocate general Yves Bot, who passed away on Sunday.

Firms change partners’ roles in Europe

Firms change partners’ roles in Europe

31 May 2019

Three firms have made promotions at the top of their European practices.

Laitenberger appointed General Court judge

Laitenberger appointed General Court judge

30 May 2019

The director-general for competition at the European Commission has been appointed a judge at the EU’s General Court, effective 1 September.