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King & Spalding appoints new antitrust partner

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King & Spalding continues to develop its antitrust group in Washington, DC, appointing Jeff Spigel as partner. The election to the firm’s partnership will become effective on January 1, 2002.

Moldén joins Haarmann Hemmelrath

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German firm Haarmann Hemmelrath is continuing to expand its Brussels off ice by admitting Robert Moldén to the partnership there.

Cleary Gottlieb relocates Washington partner to Brussels

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To further strengthen its Brussels team, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton will relocate partner David Gelfand from Washington DC to Brussels. The relocation was announced on July 30.

OFT appoints new chief economist

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The Office of Fair Trading has named Dr Amelia Fletcher as its new Chief Economist. The announcement was made August 17th. Fletcher is at present a manager with Frontier Economics. She will take up the new appointment from 1 October 2001.

Wilmer Cutler appointment fuels Kolasky speculation

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Wilmer Cutler & Pickering has appointed A Douglas Melamed as co-chair of its antitrust department, fuelling speculation that his predecessor, William Kolasky, may be about to leave the firm. Sources at Wilmer Cutler say Melamed, who now takes charge of the firm's 51 antitrust lawyers, was made co-chair only recently.

Frignani & Associati nets ex-Fiat man

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Italian law firm Frignani & Associati has beaten off its rivals to secure the services of one of the most senior competition specialists in Italy.

Linklaters expands French competition practice

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Linklaters has transferred Anne Wachsmann, a specialist in French and EU competition law, to Paris. The firm says the French competition group has taken on more work following the recent reform of France's competition rules.

NZ regulator in major revamp

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New Zealand's competition watchdog, the Competition Commission, is looking to recruit eight new management-level staff to keep up with its expanding caseload. The Business Competition branch, formerly known as the Commerce Act Division, is adding an further layer of management under branch director Geoff Thorn.

New survey reveals five key trends

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Global Competition Review has today published its yearly round-up of events affecting the competition community.

FTC seeks cure for Phase Two's failings

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From our Washington correspondent John Gledhill writes