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

ACCC launches probe after logistics company closes deal without approval

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a probe into logistics company Qube’s completed acquisition of a bulk grain terminal – a week after the companies closed the deal despite the agency’s request to wait for approval.

07 October 2021

EU official outlines alternatives to new Article 22 position

The European Commission considered adopting value-based thresholds or introducing a voluntary merger notification system instead of accepting below-threshold referrals, the agency’s deputy-director of mergers has disclosed.

07 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

Subsidiaries liable for damages caused by cartelist parents, EU court says

Cartel victims can seek damages from the subsidiaries of companies found to have infringed EU competition rules, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

06 October 2021

CAT orders Google class action claim to proceed in the UK

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a class action claim against Google can proceed in the UK and will include the technology company’s businesses in the US and Ireland.

06 October 2021

Italy accepts remedies to end anti-fraud platform probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has dropped an investigation into an insurance industry group’s anti-fraud tool after the association promised to give non-members access and prevent the sharing of sensitive information.

06 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

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