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Change in leadership signals new era for Saudi enforcer

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has appointed former royal court advisor Ahmed bin Abdulkarim Al Khulaifi to head the country’s competition agency, a move that lawyers have said is key to reforming Saudi Arabia’s economy.

09 August 2021

Ex-CADE chief investigator leaves VMCA for Mattos Filho

Eduardo Frade, a former general superintendent at Brazil’s antitrust watchdog, has joined Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga as the firm’s sole antitrust partner in the nation’s capital.

09 August 2021

Spanish watchdog appoints new competition director

Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition has announced that María Luisa Tierno Centella, currently deputy head of cartels at the European Commission, will be taking over as its new competition director.

06 August 2021

Former enforcer returns to Plesner

Jacob Borum has joined Plesner as a partner in Copenhagen, eight years after he left the firm to take a senior role at the Danish competition watchdog.

04 August 2021

E.CA strengthens London office with promotion

E.CA Economics has promoted principal Bas Dessens to director in its London office.

02 August 2021

Gide grows in France with partner promotion

Gide Loyrette Nouel has promoted counsel Laura Castex to partner in its Paris office.

28 July 2021

Enforcers from three continents headline GCR Live: Merger Control

Officials from the European Commission and antitrust authorities in Australia, the US and France will speak at GCR Live: Mergers in October, which will examine the state of merger reviews across three continents.

21 July 2021

Coscelli to leave top role at UK enforcer

Andrea Coscelli will leave his position as chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority when his term expires in July 2022.

09 July 2021

Economic Insight opens UK class actions practice

Economic Insight has launched a new collective and class actions practice in London, which the consultancy says is an extension of its established competition practice.

06 July 2021

Bolsonaro names Cordeiro as new CADE head

The president of Brazil has tapped the general superintendent of the national antitrust watchdog, Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo, to head the agency after the former chair’s four-year term ended last month.

01 July 2021

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