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BAHR associate

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Norwegian law firm Bugge Arentz-Hansen & Rasmussen (BAHR) has added new strength to its competition practice in the form of Helge Stemshaug.

Lovell White Durrant/Boesebeck Droste

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UK firm Lovell White Durrant has joined the trend for Anglo-German law firm mergers, announcing plans to merge with Frankfurt-based Boesebeck Droste.

New VPs at Charles River Associates

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The energy group of Boston-based economic consultancy Charles River Associates has been considerably strengthened by two high-level appointments.

Denton Hall/Wilde Sapte

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UK Law firms Denton Hall and Wilde Sapte are to merge with effect from February 1 2000. The merged firm, to be called Denton Wilde Sapte, is to have a combined competition team of 15 lawyers.

Gernandt & Danielsson

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The former head of the Legal and Economic Secretariat of the Swedish Competition Authority, Kenny Carlsson, has joined Stockholm-based law firm Gernandt & Danielsson.

Rudnick & Wolf merges with Piper & Marbury

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Chicago firm Rudnick & Wolfe and Baltimore-based Piper & Marbury joined forces in October in the largest merger between equal-sized law firms in US history.

Coudert merger

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Coudert Brothers is widening the scope of its competition practice through a merger with German law firm Schuermann & Partners and Belgian law firm Coppens Van Ommenslaghe & Faurès. The firm is also building competition capability in London under the leadership of partner Alistair Gorrie.

Covington & Burling/ Howard Smith & Levin

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Washington DC-based Covington & Burling merged with New York firm Howard Smith & Levin on October 1. The deal was a radical departure for Covington & Burling, which has only ever taken on eight lateral hires in its 80-year history.

Allen & Overy merger

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The Allen & Overy competition practice is to gain at least 10 lawyers as the firm merges with the international practice of 500-lawyer Loeff Claeys Verbeke. Tom Ottervanger, head of the Loeff Claeys Brussels team, and two of his associates will join the firm in Brussels, while in Amsterdam a team of lawyers led by Paul Glazener will add considerable weight to Allen & Overy's Netherlands practice.

Herbert Smith gains top names

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Herbert Smith's reputation for competition and trade law has been boosted by recent announcements that both the former European Commissioner for Trade, Sir Leon Brittan, and Jeantet & Associés competition partner Claude Lazarus are to join the firm in the new year. Brittan joins as a consultant to the firm, while Lazarus will take a partnership role in the Paris office. He will be accompanies by a team of three associates.