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Nera opens Italian office

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The National Economic Research Associates Ltd (Nera) has announced that it is to open its first office in Italy.

Neukom steps down at Microsoft

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Bill Neukom, general counsel and vicepresident of Microsoft for the last 22 years, is stepping down.

Stibbe hires EC official

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Henk S Post will join Stibbe’s Amsterdam office on January 1.

New counsel at Coudert

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Madelin Perrick has joined Coudert Brothers Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès as counsel at the firm’s Brussels office.

Wilmer Cutler merges with Quack

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Wilmer Cutler & Pickering and Berlin law firm Quack Rechsanwälte have announced they are merging as of January 1 2002.

Gibson Dunn is Munich-bound

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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher says it will open an office in Munich in the New Year. The office will offer antitrust advice, through new recruit Michael Walther.

Kaye Scholer boosts team in Washington

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Kaye Scholer LLP has further expanded its Washington competition team. The New York firm - renowned through the decades for antitrust - announced recently that it had hired Claudia Higgins. Higgins has been the FTC assistant director of regional litigation; before that she led multiple ‘complex merger investigations’.

Two US firms launch competition practices in London

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Citing 'increased scrutiny of mergers by European regulators', US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has announced the setting-up of an EU competition practice in its London office this month.

Return to Skadden for Nannes

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US Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Nannes has announced that he is returning to Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom after just three years at the Department of Justice in Washington DC.

Latham & Watkins lures Lipsky from Coca-Cola

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Latham & Watkins has pulled off a coup by poaching three of Coca-Cola’s highly-rated competition team. The most prized addition is certainly that of senior competition counsel and former deputy assistant Attorney General at the DoJ Abbot ‘Tad’ Lipsky, who is joining the Washington office. Michael Egge, counsel, is going with Lipsky to Washington. John Colahan, also counsel, is moving to the office in London.