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UK appoints competition barristers as deputy High Court judges

Monckton Chambers’ competition barristers Anneli Howard KC and Alan Bates have been appointed part-time deputy judges at the High Court of England and Wales.

27 January 2023

DOJ nabs veteran litigator for new Google suit

The Department of Justice has tapped longtime Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison litigator Julia Tarver Wood to work on its lawsuit accusing Google of illegally maintaining several digital advertising monopolies.

27 January 2023

Analysis Group hires from Meta

A former aide to EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia and most recently the director for economic policy at Meta Platforms has joined Analysis Group in Washington, DC.

24 January 2023

Cornerstone hires ex-enforcer from NERA

Cornerstone Research has hired Anca Cojoc from NERA Economic Consulting in London, while Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has promoted a senior associate to counsel in Brussels.

23 January 2023

A Q&A with Stefan Hunt

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority established a dedicated data analytics unit in 2018, tapping Stefan Hunt to build the team from scratch. Ahead of starting a new role at Keystone Strategy on Tuesday, Hunt spoke to GCR about the challenges of growing the CMA’s 50-strong data group, its role in some of the agency’s most important probes and how the sophisticated technology his team built is changing enforcement.

23 January 2023

Irish competition chair defects to new regulator

Jeremy Godfrey has quit Ireland’s competition authority only a year after being appointed its head to become the inaugural chair of the country’s newly established Media Commission.

18 January 2023

Paul Weiss snags Forrest from Cravath

Former federal judge and Department of Justice official Katherine Forrest has joined Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison’s antitrust team in New York.

18 January 2023

Davis Polk taps A&O partners to launch new EU practice

Davis Polk & Wardwell has raided Allen & Overy’s competition team in Brussels, as it becomes the latest US firm to set up shop in the EU capital.

17 January 2023

Ropes & Gray launches in Ireland

Ropes & Gray has tapped a former deputy director at Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission to become its first competition attorney in Dublin.

16 January 2023

Former audit commissioner named Philippine competition head

The Philippine government has tapped Michael Aguinaldo, the former head of the Commission on Audit, to chair the country’s competition watchdog on a seven-year term.

12 January 2023

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