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40 Under 40 - nominations are now open

The nomination period is now open for the next edition of 40 Under 40, a special publication of GCR profiling 40 of the world’s top antitrust and competition specialists who are under the age of 40.

04 September 2019

Riis-Madsen swaps O’Melveny for Gibson Dunn

Christian Riis-Madsen, the former managing partner of O’Melveny & Myers’s Brussels office, has joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher as a partner in the competition practice.

03 September 2019

Garrigues hires from Chile’s competition enforcer

Garrigues has hired the former acting head of Chile’s competition authority as counsel to lead its antitrust practice in the country.

08 August 2019

Mazwai appointed to lead South African tribunal

Two decades after its inception, South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has both its first female and first black chairperson.

05 August 2019

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

02 August 2019

Cassels referred over role in Baker McKenzie misconduct case

UK competition lawyer Tom Cassels and his former firm Baker McKenzie have been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over allegations that they failed to report “serious misconduct” by the former head of the firm’s London office.

30 July 2019

AG Wahl named ECJ judge

Advocate General Nils Wahl, known for his influential advisory opinions in cases such as Intel and Coty, has been appointed a judge at the European Court of Justice.

22 July 2019

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.

12 July 2019

Lawyers react to Italian PM’s Vestager successor claim

Italian lawyers have given GCR their suggestions for Margrethe Vestager’s potential replacement, after Italy’s prime minister claimed the next EU competition commissioner will be from the country – but the commission says it hasn’t been notified of any proposal.

04 July 2019

DG Comp names new chief economist

The European Commission has appointed Pierre Régibeau as chief economist at its Directorate-General for Competition.

03 July 2019

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