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Brussels firms nab state aid specialists

Brussels firms nab state aid specialists

29 March 2019

Osborne Clarke has opened in Brussels with the addition of new competition partner Steven Verschuur, whilst Baker Botts has recruited state aid specialist Leigh Hancher as a senior advisor.

Arnold & Porter snags former top EU official

Arnold & Porter snags former top EU official

22 March 2019

Alexander Italianer, former director-general of competition and secretary-general of the European Commission, has joined Arnold & Porter as a senior international policy adviser in the global law and public policy practice.

Cuatrecasas hires investigations head from enforcer

Cuatrecasas hires investigations head from enforcer

20 March 2019

The former director general for investigations at Portugal’s Competition Authority has joined Cuatrecasas in Lisbon, while firms in Brussels, Austria and India have also hired and promoted new partners.

Linklaters promotes six

Linklaters promotes six

15 March 2019

Linklaters has recently promoted competition lawyers in Germany, China, Hong Kong, Russia and the UK, while Mishcon de Reya, Osler and TozziniFreire Advogados have bolstered their partnerships.

CRA taps senior economist from DG Comp

CRA taps senior economist from DG Comp

08 March 2019

Charles River Associates has recruited telecoms specialist Benno Buehler from the chief competition economist’s team at the European Commission.

Boswell takes permanent role at Canadian enforcer

Boswell takes permanent role at Canadian enforcer

06 March 2019

Canada’s interim competition commissioner has been formally appointed by the country’s government on a permanent basis.

Garrido hires from Gibson Dunn

Garrido hires from Gibson Dunn

05 March 2019

Pablo Figueroa has left Gibson Dunn & Crutcher after eight years in Brussels to launch Garrido’s competition practice in Madrid.

VBB boosts Brussels partnership

VBB boosts Brussels partnership

19 February 2019

Van Bael & Bellis has promoted Andreas Reindl to partner in Brussels, two and half years after he joined the firm.

Davies to leave Freshfields after 36 years

Davies to leave Freshfields after 36 years

14 February 2019

John Davies, the founder of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Brussels office and one of the pioneers of antitrust law in Europe, is set to join global advisory firm Brunswick Group.

CDC Cartel Damage Claims hires from General Court

CDC Cartel Damage Claims hires from General Court

11 February 2019

Marc Barennes has joined specialist follow-on damages litigator CDC Cartel Damage Claims as an executive director, moving from the EU’s General Court where he was a senior legal advisor for 12 years.