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White & Case and Covington & Burling promote in Europe

White & Case has promoted Lars Petersen to partner in Germany, while Covington & Burling has promoted Melissa Van Schoorisse and Katherine Kingsbury to of counsel and special counsel.

12 October 2021

UK government reappoints Scott as CMA interim chair

UK business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has reappointed Jonathan Scott as interim chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, while the agency’s search for a permanent replacement goes on.

11 October 2021

CMA appoints new head of mergers division

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has appointed David Stewart to replace Andrea Gomes da Silva as its executive director of mergers and markets.

08 October 2021

Kirkland & Ellis promotes in London

Kirkland & Ellis has promoted competition lawyers Athina Van Melkebeke and Philipp Gnatzy to the partnership in London.

08 October 2021

Brattle Group opens in China

The Brattle Group has launched its first Chinese offices in Beijing and Shanghai, headed up by the firm’s Asia antitrust leader and principal Vanessa Yanhua Zhang.

07 October 2021

Banasevic leaves DG Comp for Gibson Dunn

Nicholas Banasevic will leave the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition after over 20 years to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher – becoming the third high-profile official this year to announce a move into private practice.

05 October 2021

French president turns down de Silva’s reappointment as antitrust chief

Isabelle de Silva is stepping down as head of France’s Competition Authority when her mandate expires next week after President Emmanuel Macron unexpectedly decided not to support her second term.

05 October 2021

UK partner trio departs Quinn Emanuel to launch Willkie Farr litigation team

Boris Bronfentrinker, Elaine Whiteford and Nicola Chesaites will leave Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan to begin a new competition litigation team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in London.

05 October 2021

Van Bael & Bellis partner moves to Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells has bolstered its competition group in Brussels with the hire of Michel Struys as a partner from Van Bael & Bellis.

27 September 2021

Pérez Llorca strengthens in Madrid

Pablo Figueroa has joined Pérez Llorca as a partner in Madrid, after stepping down from his role as the head of Garrido Abogados’ competition group.

22 September 2021

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