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Stikeman Elliott nabs former Norton Rose Fulbright competition head

Kevin Ackhurst, the former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian competition group, has left the firm after nearly 13 years to join the partnership at Stikeman Elliott.

16 September 2021

MWE strengthens in Paris with hire from Latham & Watkins

Frédéric Pradelles has joined McDermott Will & Emery’s antitrust team as a partner in Paris.

15 September 2021

Geradin Partners recruits another ex-CMA official

Stijn Huijts, a former legal director at the UK’s Competition Markets Authority, has joined Geradin Partners, becoming the second ex-enforcer to move to the firm this year.

13 September 2021

Portuguese firm hires former UK enforcer

Andrea Gomes da Silva has joined PLMJ in Lisbon as a special advisor, following her departure from the UK’s competition authority earlier this year.

13 September 2021

Simmons & Simmons poaches from Herbert Smith Freehills

Mark Jephcott, the former head of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia competition practice, has joined Simmons & Simmons as a partner in London.

06 September 2021

Community round-up: Addleshaw Goddard launches French competition practice

Brattle Group and Addleshaw Goddard have bolstered their respective competition teams with lateral hires in Brussels and Paris, while Levy & Salomão has named a new partner in Brasília.

03 September 2021

Ex-Freshfields lawyers launch spin-off boutique in Germany

Three former principal associates in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s competition team in Düsseldorf have left the firm to open an antitrust boutique in the same city.

01 September 2021

Macfarlanes nabs Pepper from Cleary Gottlieb

Richard Pepper has left Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to join the partnership at Macfarlanes as the UK-based firm looks to boost its Brussels practice following Brexit.

31 August 2021

King & Spalding poaches from Hogan Lovells for new Brussels practice

King & Spalding has launched a competition practice in Brussels with the hire of Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte from Hogan Lovells.

26 August 2021

Top EU state aid official to speak at virtual GCR conference

Koen Van de Casteele, the European Commission’s head of state aid policy, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Connect: State Aid next month.

25 August 2021

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