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Jersey launches Competition Authority

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The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) came into being on May 1 2001, although key personnel are only now being appointed. The Authority will provide an independent regulatory body to promote greater competition on the island.

Loyens to expand its competition practice in Brussels

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Koen Platteau, competition specialist at Linklaters & Alliance in Brussels, is to join Benelux law firm Loyens & Loeff. He will start work at the firm’s Brussels office on October 15.

EU and US celebrate 10 years of cooperation

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It was birthday time in Washington this week as American and European antitrust agencies celebrated 10 years of the EU-US cooperation treaty. To mark the occasion, senior antitrust officials from both the US and EU met for a day of festivities and talks.

Chris Bright leaves Clifford Chance

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Shearman & Sterling have recruited Chris Bright, one of Europe’s top competition lawyer, adding real weight to the firm’s European expansion plans.

Balto joins White & Case

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Another firm has also announced the recruitment of a regulator. David Balto is on his way to White & Case. Balto has been policy director at the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and also advisor to FTC chairman, Robert Pitofsky.

Wilmer boosts competition in London

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Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering is moving partner John Kallaugher back to London. Kallaugher, who has 20 years experience in EU and UK competition law, spent the last two years working from Brussels.

Ex-regulators choose their old firms

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The heads of the US's two agencies have both decided to return to their old stamping grounds rather than try pastures new. Doug Melamed, of the Justice Department, is going back to Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. And Robert Pitofsky, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, is returning to Arnold & Porter.

Allen & Overy adds partner to European Antitrust group

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Alistair Lindsay, EU and competition lawyer at Allen & Overy, is to become a partner from May 1. Before joining Allen & Overy in 1997, Lindsay practised from Monckton chambers as a barrister specialising in EU, competition and public law.

Ofgem reveals general counsel

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The UK energy regulator OFGEM has announced that its new general counsel is Nicola Northway. She will now lead the 14 strong legal department.

Norton Rose expands Brussels competition team

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Norton Rose has recruited three more competition lawyers for its regulatory and competition practice in Brussels, led by newly appointed partner, Michael Jurgen Werner.