Paul Weiss poaches from Ropes & Gray

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has poached Annie Herdman from Ropes & Gray in London, as it continues to bolster its competition practice after luring Nicole Kar from Linklaters.

07 February 2024

Argentina opts for experience with new antitrust head

Argentina’s government has tapped former competition official Alexis Pirchio to lead the country’s antitrust authority, along with three new members to its decision-making arm.

07 February 2024

Norton Rose expands in Germany

Jens Steger has left K&L Gates to join Norton Rose Fulbright’s partnership in Frankfurt, taking two junior lawyers with him.

07 February 2024

Exclusive: Volkswagen advances CMA information request fight to Supreme Court

Volkswagen will seek to appeal against a Court of Appeal of England and Wales’ decision requiring foreign-based companies to comply with the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s information requests.

06 February 2024

CAT picks preferred Amazon mass lawsuit to proceed to certification

Robert Hammond’s proposed “Buy Box” class action against Amazon has triumphed over a competing mass lawsuit in the first-ever pre-certification carriage dispute before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

06 February 2024

Spain opens first-ever probe into suspected “misleading” deal notification

Arms manufacturer Rheinmetall may have provided “incomplete and misleading” information when notifying its €1.2 billion acquisition of ammunition manufacturer Expal, Spain’s antitrust authority has said.

06 February 2024

Ireland pulls merger notification over subpar compliance to RFI

Ireland’s competition authority has rendered the merger notification of Lloyds Pharmacy’s proposed acquisition of an online rival invalid after the companies failed to comply with an information request during its Phase I probe.

06 February 2024

Indonesia progresses Google payment investigation

Google may have abused its dominance by forcing developers to use its payment system on the Play Store, Indonesia’s antitrust authority has said.

06 February 2024

Hong Kong court seeks guidance on staggered hybrid settlements

The president of Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal is seeking further information on how other jurisdictions approach cartel cases involving settling and non-settling parties, but has warned the territory will not blindly follow European precedent.

06 February 2024

Stikeman Elliott, Van Bael & Bellis promote in Canada and Europe

Stikeman Elliott has promoted Peter Flynn to partner in Toronto, while Van Bael & Bellis has announced a spate of promotions across its competition practices in Brussels and London.

05 February 2024

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