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Vestager reappointed to head DG Comp

Vestager reappointed to head DG Comp

10 September 2019

Margrethe Vestager has been given a second term as EU competition commissioner and tasked with heading the bloc’s digital policy, in a move lawyers have called “unprecedented” and “exceptional”.

Canadian authority promotes two

Canadian authority promotes two

04 September 2019

Canada’s Competition Bureau has promoted two officials to senior roles in enforcement and competition promotion.

40 Under 40 - nominations are now open

04 September 2019

The nomination period is now open for the next edition of 40 Under 40, a special publication of GCR profiling 40 of the world’s top antitrust and competition specialists who are under the age of 40.

Riis-Madsen swaps O’Melveny for Gibson Dunn

Riis-Madsen swaps O’Melveny for Gibson Dunn

03 September 2019

Christian Riis-Madsen, the former managing partner of O’Melveny & Myers’s Brussels office, has joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as a partner in the competition practice.

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.