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Greenberg Traurig joins competition recruitment spree with Mayer Brown hire

7-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown’s London antitrust and competition head Gillian Sproul has left the firm to join Greenberg Traurig Maher.

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Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

1-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

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CMA picks up Freshfields antitrust partner as senior legal director

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer antitrust partner Andrea Gomes da Silva as senior legal director of its markets, mergers and sector regulation group.

London

Mayer Brown scoops up BLP EU competition head to lead European antitrust practice

30-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown has hired Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) EU and competition head David Harrison to co-head its European antitrust and competition team.

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BLP names Andrew Hockley as head of competition group

29-Apr-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced that Andrew Hockley will take over from David Harrison as the head of the firm’s antitrust and competition group from 1 May

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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.

Paris

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.

Europe

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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