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Global Competition Forum Takes off at Ditchley

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23 senior competition officials from 20 different countries have agreed to launch a "Global Competition Forum" this autumn. The decision was reached at a Global Competition Initiative meeting in Ditchley Park, UK in February.

Hengeler Mueller coaxes Hans-Joerg Niemeyer, in first lateral hire

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In what maybe a sign of the times, the famous German firm Hengeler Mueller Weitzel Wirtz has recruited from another law firm - for the first time. Hitherto Hengeler has stuck to internal preferment.

New Antitrust Chief for O' Melveny & Myers

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Richard G Parker, ex-director of the US Federal Trade Commission Bureau, returns to O'Melveny & Myers as head of antitrust and trade regulation.

Chuck Stark joins Wilmer Culter

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Charles Stark joins Wilmer Cutler & Pickerings Brussels office after heading the US Department of Justices Foreign Commerce Section of the Antitrust Division for over 20 years.

Deborah Garza leaves for Fried Frank

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Covington & Burling moves onto its third "head of antitrust" for 2001, as Deborah Garza joins Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. She follows Charles Rule, previous head, who defected to Fried Frank in January 2001. Garza will be replaced at Covington by James Atwood.

Bertelsmann hires Klein

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Bertelsmann Inc has hired Joel Klein, former Assistant Attorney General for antitrust in the Clinton Administration, as its new chairman and CEO.

Orrick takes on US antitrust specialist

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington DC is expanding its antitrust practice and litigation team and taking on former US Department of Justice lawyer, Thomas Horton.

Charles James to replace Joel Klein

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President George W Bush has nominated Charles James as the next Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division at the US Department of Justice, replacing Joel Klein. The nomination is expected to go before the Senate for approval within the next month.

Anneliese Reinhold joins Kemp & Co

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Cable & Wireless mobile's public policy manager, Anneliese Reinhold, is moving to UK firm Kemp & Co, where she will be a consultant on regulatory policy.

Charles Rule to lead Fried Frank antitrust practice

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Charles Rule is joining Fried, Frank, Harris & Jacobson as partner and head of antitrust. Rule, formerly Asistant Attorney-General in charge of the Antitrust Division under President Reagan, will lead the antitrust practice from the firm's Washington DC office.