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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

Russell McVeagh’s competition head leaves for the bar

Sarah Keene has left Russell McVeagh to join New Zealand’s bar as an independent barrister after almost 17 years at the firm.

20 August 2021

Fieldfisher hires from BNY Mellon

Miguel Vaz has joined Fieldfisher as a partner in London from Bank of New York Mellon.

17 August 2021

DLA Piper hires new competition head in Russia

DLA Piper has appointed Denis Gavrilov as a partner and the new head of its antitrust practice in Russia.

10 August 2021

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

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