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Scott Morton withdraws from EU economist role over political interference concerns

Fiona Scott Morton said she has “no desire to get mixed up in European politics” after turning down her appointment as the EU’s new chief competition economist amid intense political backlash over her nationality and past links to large technology companies.

19 July 2023

PLMJ adds to partnership in Lisbon

Portuguese firm PLMJ has promoted Rita Aleixo Gregório to its partnership, making her the only female competition partner among the country’s three biggest law firms.

17 July 2023

DG Comp names Scott Morton as chief economist

The European Commission has appointed Fiona Scott Morton as chief economist for its Directorate-General for Competition, garnering applause from many in the antitrust establishment and questions from those uneasy with her consulting work.

12 July 2023

Paul Hastings nabs heads of rival firm

Litigators Ryan Phair and Craig Lee have joined the partnership at Paul Hastings after spending the past four years as co-chairs of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s antitrust practice.

11 July 2023

Cleary Gottlieb snags DOJ veteran

Ryan Shores, a former associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice, has left Shearman & Sterling to join Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as a partner in Washington, DC.

05 July 2023

Baker McKenzie promotes across Europe and Asia

Baker McKenzie has promoted five competition lawyers across its offices in Brussels, Düsseldorf, London, Zurich and Bangkok.

04 July 2023

Boutique of former Kanter colleagues grows with Senate hire

Counsel to the Senate’s top Republican on antitrust matters has left to join a budding competition law boutique.

03 July 2023

Only one week to go until GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe

The final speaker line-up is now confirmed for GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe in Brussels next week, with the heads of the European Commission’s cartel and digital platforms units and officials at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority featuring.

19 June 2023

Freshfields expands partnership with lateral hires

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has poached experienced litigators Heather Lamberg from Winston & Strawn and Justina Sessions from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

14 June 2023

Poddar opens new firm, Clifford Chance hires from rival in Australia

The head of Clifford Chance’s Australian antitrust team has left to launch a new firm that will focus on digital markets and artificial intelligence, while his former employer has hired a partner from Clayton Utz to head its competition practice.

06 June 2023

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