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PwC snags partner from Willkie Farr

Susanne Zuehlke is leaving Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Brussels office to reboot PwC’s antitrust team in her hometown of Berlin.

07 December 2020

Hong Kong government now more aware of competition issues, Snyder says

Hong Kong's antitrust watchdog has improved its relationship with the territory's government, and the latter is now far more conscious of competition issues when considering new policies, the enforcer's outgoing head has said.

07 December 2020

Snyder advises successor to “stay the course” as he leaves Hong Kong’s enforcer

The outgoing head of Hong Kong’s fledgling competition enforcer has advised his successor to “stay the course” and continue bringing cases based on sound legal and economic analysis.

04 December 2020

Mark Ryan, 1955-2020

The antitrust community is mourning the loss of Mayer Brown partner Mark Ryan, who died on 30 November at the age of 65.

02 December 2020

Firms promote in Munich and London

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has promoted Kai Gesing to partner in Munich, while Ropes & Gray has promoted a former case officer at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to counsel.

19 November 2020

Brattle Group snaps up boutique consultancy

The four-economist team at competition boutique Hexagon Economics has joined Brattle Group in Brussels.

17 November 2020

A Q&A with Beau Buffier

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati announced on 12 November that Beau Buffier, the former antitrust bureau chief for the New York State attorney general’s office, has joined the firm as a partner in New York. In a Q&A with GCR USA, Buffier discussed revolving doors, the bureau’s coordination with other states during their challenge to the T-Mobile/Sprint deal and why he decided to join his new firm.

16 November 2020

GCR holds first-ever virtual awards ceremony

Competition lawyers, economists and academics attended GCR’s first-ever virtual awards on 10 November. The video ceremony belatedly honoured some of the most complex deals and cases from 2019, as well as several of that year’s leading firms and standout individuals.

10 November 2020

Baker McKenzie recruits Polish antitrust team

Baker McKenzie has poached DWF’s three-lawyer antitrust team in Warsaw, including partner Marcin Trepka.

06 November 2020

Scott+Scott hires Deutsche Bahn counsel to lead new office

Markus Hutschneider has joined Scott+Scott to head its new competition litigation-focused Berlin office after 10 years at Deutsche Bahn.

06 November 2020

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