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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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Australian competitive edge: cartel immunity policy download subscription

Minter Ellison 27-Apr-2015

Last year competition agencies in China and the USA secured fines against manufacturers for a cartel to fix the price of automotive and industrial bearings.

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Walker Morris 27-Apr-2015

Which? has lodged a super-complaint in relation to concerns about misleading and unclear pricing practices in the groceries sector.

French dawn raids violated fundamental rights, ECHR rules download subscription

Eversheds 24-Apr-2015

Ruling has significant consequences on dawn raids by French competition authorities, who must now be sure to exclude privileged and unrelated documents.

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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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