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Israel nominates new competition head

Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry has nominated acting antitrust head Michal Cohen to lead the country’s competition watchdog on a six-year mandate.

04 January 2022

CMA nabs Reed Smith partner for senior legal role

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has appointed Reed Smith partner Geert Goeteyn as a senior legal director for mergers and markets.

20 December 2021

Albania appoints new competition head

Albania’s parliament has confirmed Denar Biba to oversee the country’s antitrust watchdog despite some lawmakers reportedly questioning his integrity and experience.

20 December 2021

Irish watchdog gains new head

Ireland’s government has appointed Jeremy Godfrey, the former head of the country’s communications regulator, to replace Isolde Goggin as chair of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

17 December 2021

Economist nominated as new French antitrust chief

The French government has provisionally nominated banking executive and economist Benoit Coeuré to chair the country’s competition authority, two months after former head Isabelle de Silva was refused a second term.

17 December 2021

Former FTC official heads to Cravath

Daniel Zach, a former assistant director at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined Cravath Swaine & Moore as a partner in the firm’s New York office.

16 December 2021

Chief economist at Dutch enforcer returns to RBB Economics

Theon van Dijk, chief economist at the Dutch competition authority, is returning to RBB Economics as a partner 17 years after first leaving the consultancy.

15 December 2021

Top competition lawyer tapped to replace Rod Sims as ACCC chair

Gilbert + Tobin partner Gina Cass-Gottlieb has been nominated to replace Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims, who will step down in March after an unprecedented three terms at the helm.

14 December 2021

Hamilton swaps McDermott Will & Emery for Milbank

Andrea Hamilton has left McDermott Will & Emery in Brussels after 18 years to join the partnership at Milbank in London.

14 December 2021

Norwegian enforcer names new antitrust head

The Norwegian Competition Authority has appointed Tina Søreide as its new director general, after the agency’s existing head decided not to renew his mandate in the new year.

13 December 2021

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