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New appointment at Baker & McKenzie

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Julien Miezitis has joined Baker & McKenzie's EC, Competition and Trade Unit as a senior associate. He was previously at Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney, where he spent seven years practising competition law.

New appointment at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue

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Jones Day Reavis & Pogue has seen two old friends, David Evans and Michael McFalls, return to the firm's antitrust practice in Washington.

New appointment at PricewaterhouseCoopers

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has announced the appointment of Tim Ogier as partner with responsibility for competition and merger clearance advice in the UK. Ogier heads a team of 15 economists who specialise in competition and M&A advice.

Linklaters expands Competition Group; announces plans for Oppenhoff merger

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Linklaters & Alliance's EU & Competition Law Group, which comprises lawyers from six European firms, has appointed three new partners. They are Johan Ysewyn in Brussels, and Martin Snoep and Jolling de Pree in The Hague.

New appointment at Watson, Farley & Williams

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Watson, Farley & Williams has announced the hire of Ian Rose, who leaves Allen & Overy after 10 years of practice, including four years in Brussels. Rose takes over as the partner heading Watson Farley's competition practice in London, where he will lead a team comprising four associates.

Ties with Hawk drew Venit to Skadden

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James Venit, widely considered among the five top antitrust partners in Europe, joined Skadden Arps Meagher Slate & Flom's team of 54 competition lawyers in late June. His move has left rival US firm Wilmer Cutler & Pickering and its team of 36 competition lawyers bereft of their senior partner in Brussels.

East meets West in Pillsbury/Winthrop merger

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San Francisco-based Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, with its 596 lawyers, has agreed to 'a merger of equals' with Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts of New York and its 265 attorneys.

Economist to take over helm at UK's OFT

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Ending months of speculation, it was announced in mid-July that the Bank of England's chief economist, John Vickers, has been selected as Britain's next Director-General of Fair Trading. Vickers takes over the post from John Bridgeman, the current DGFT, when his five-year term expires in September.

France Telecom/ Orange

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France Télécom is set to acquire Orange from Vodafone AirTouch.

Interbrew/ Bass

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Belgium’s Interbrew is set to purchase the brewing operations of the UK’s Bass.