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Cooley wins Amazon UK from Edwards Wildman following London launch

26-Mar-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Cooley has replaced Edwards Wildman as Amazon’s primary trademark and competition panel firm in Europe following the latter’s merger with Locke Lord.

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Franklin adds four-strong Paris competition team from Bird & Bird

5-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Franklin has hired a partner from Bird & Bird’s Paris office to develop a new competition and distribution practice.

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UK defeats Cleary Gottlieb client ECB in European ruling over clearing houses

4-Mar-2015 | By Joanne Harris

The UK Government has won a landmark victory at the European General Court in a battle with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton client, the European Central Bank (ECB), over the location of central clearing houses for euro-denominated trades.

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Sidley Austin partner brings StreetMap antitrust case against Google to Preiskel & Co

26-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Sidley Austin partner Tim Cowen has joined technology, media and telecoms (TMT) boutique Preiskel & Co as an equity partner.

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BLP lawyer joins competition boutique Hausfeld in mass litigation hiring spree

18-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) senior associate Ed Coulson has joined claimant litigation firm Hausfeld as a partner in its London office bringing its European partner head count to six.

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Freshfields partner Davies leads legal campaign group to keep Britain in the EU

12-Feb-2015 | By Natalie Stanton

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition partner John Davies has taken a leadership role in a new legal network, which aims to keep Britain in the EU.

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France's Veil Jourde launches competition group with Winston & Strawn team

23-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

French firm Veil Jourde has capped off a strong 2014 with the hire of a competition team from Winston & Strawn led by partner Emmanuel Tricot.

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China’s Gaopeng takes on high-profile Microsoft hire

5-Jan-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

PRC firm Gaopeng & Partners has bolstered its Beijing practice with the addition of Microsoft’s China general manager and assistant general counsel Ron Xie.

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Clifford Chance competition partner leaves to set up Brussels boutique

8-Dec-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance EU public policy head and competition partner Oliver Bretz is to leave the firm in the New Year to set up an independent competition law boutique.

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Key unanswered questions about the FCA’s new concurrent competition powers download subscription

Dentons 26-Mar-2015

If a regulated firm gets full immunity from the FCA for a competition law infringement, will it be fined in any event for breaching FSMA? And other burning questions.

SPCs and combination products: basic patent on a sole ingredient cannot double as basic patent for combination download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Mar-2015

On 12 March 2015 the CJEU gave its ruling in Actavis v Boehringer Ingelheim, yet another reference from the UK courts regarding the interpretation of the SPC Regulation 469/2009.

Supermarkets to face one per cent annual turnover fines download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 25-Mar-2015

What the new legislation allowing the Groceries Code adjudicator to fine UK supermarkets says, and how you can offer your views. 

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Competition: what lawyers really think about changes to the UK's regulatory regime

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Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country

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