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New antitrust practice for Swidler Berlin

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Arnold & Porter partner Paul Denis has joined Washington firm Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman to build up a new antitrust practice group for the firm.

Fleischman & Walsh gains Senate antitrust expert

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Louis H Dupart, formerly Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the US Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on antitrust, has joined Washington DC law firm Fleischman & Walsh as a partner.

De Pardieu gains new name partner

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Competition partner Jean Leygonie has left Moquet Borde to merge his name with another French firm to form De Pardieu, Brocas, Maffei & Leygonie.

Moquet builds continental alliance

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Following the departure of competition partner Jean Leygonie, French firm Moquet Borde & Associés is looking ahead, and plans to create a pan-European competition group within a newly created continental partnership.

Supreme

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William J Baer, Director of the FTC’s Competition Bureau, is to leave the Commission in early autumn. Baer, who joined the agency in 1995, is the longest-serving Director in the Bureau’s history.

Former Rogers & Wells head of antitrust joins King & Spalding

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Richard Cirillo, the former head of the Rogers & Wells antitrust department, has left the firm to join rivals King & Spalding.

Global antitrust practice

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Clifford Chance/Rogers & Wells/Pünder Volhard + Malleson?

PowerGen sells plants to Edison Mission

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UK power company PowerGen has sold two power plants to Edison Mission Energy of the US in a £1.3 billion cash transaction.

Israeli credit card probe

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The Israeli credit card market is to be further opened to competition, following the conclusion of discussions between the Israeli Antitrust Authority and the two banking groups Bank Leumi and Bank Hapoalim, which jointly dominate the market.

Denmark: Natural gas contracts with power plants

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The Competition Council decided that long-term agreements on deliveries of natural gas to power plants would be a hindrance to the emergence of the new market in the gas sector.