BLP raids A&O for new EU/competition head

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired Allen & Overy (A&O) partner David Harrison as its new London head of EU and competition.

In a prepared statement, BLP’s head of corporate John Bennett, said: “The development of a market leading standalone EU competition practice is one of our strategic priorities. We are delighted to appoint someone with David’s market reputation and track record to lead this initiative.”