Competition and EU

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Freshfields granted right to appeal in bumper Mastercard class action

The Supreme Court has granted Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer the right to challenge a Court of Appeal decision in the £14bn Mastercard class action. In April, The Lawyer reported that Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan had secured a decisive victory after the appeals court overturned a previous decision. The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) had previously sided […]

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The Lawyer Awards 2019: the competition shortlist

The lawyers shortlisted for competition team of the year have all excelled in finding answers to some of the biggest regulatory problems posed in the market. Baker McKenzie’s entry saw it successfully navigate a Competition Markets Authority (CMA) review in the asset management sector, following a direct referral from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The […]

Pinsents targets life sciences and tech with Taylor Wessing hire

Pinsent Masons has bolstered its competition team with the hire of the former UK head of competition, EU and trade at Taylor Wessing. Robert Vidal will join the team at Pinsents, advising on competition law, specialising in life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology sectors. Vidal’s hire comes one month after a bumper round of promotions at […]

Quinn Emanuel recruits competition partner from Covington

A competition partner at Covington & Burling has swapped one US firm for another, joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s City office. Elaine Whiteford is moving to Quinn’s City operations and is a barrister with experience in contentious EU, competition and regulatory work, specialising in damages litigation. Most recently she acted on the LCD cartel […]

Mishcon recruits K&L Gates’ City competition head

K&L Gates has lost its London antitrust and regulation group head Neil Baylis to Mishcon de Reya, as the latter ramps up its lateral recruitment in the City for 2019. Baylis joined K&L Gates in 2002 after starting off his legal career at Clifford Chance. He then moved to Ashurst as an associate in 1996, […]

Fiduciary management: Improvement through competition?

Have you ever considered using fiduciary management services? Does your scheme have a fiduciary manager? Are you considering appointing or replacing a fiduciary manager? If so, you should already be considering the implications of the Competition and Markets Authority’s final report into the investment consultants market. The new requirements arise from concerns around the operation of the […]

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Freshfields competition guru to join Brunswick Group

In what is thought to be the first senior move from law to public affairs, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer competition veteran John Davies is to leave the magic circle firm in April to join Brunswick Group as a senior adviser. ‘I’ve seen how competition investigations into both deals and corporate behaviour are becoming more “political“ as […]

Brussels

Cooley opens first Continental European office ahead of Brexit

Cooley has opened a new office in Brussels, the US firm’s first outpost in Continental Europe, joining a market that is set to increasingly capture the attention of international firms as Brexit edges closer. The firm has set up a practice focusing on competition and antitrust spearheaded by new competition partner Alexander Israel, who joins […]

McGuireWoods exits Brussels as entire team joins local firm

US firm McGuireWoods has closed its only base in continental Europe after almost 30 years, with its entire Brussels team joining Benelux firm AKD. The team joining AKD’s Brussels office consists of four partners, one counsel and four associates, as well as five other staff. The four partners are Hubert André-Dumont, Paul Van den Bulck, […]

Serjeants’ Inn announces four new arrivals boosting Court of Protection, Public and Business and Specialist Crime teams

Leading Chambers Serjeants’ Inn is pleased to announce that Alexander dos Santos,  Matthew Chidley, Rhys Hadden and Elizabeth Fox have joined the set. The award-winning chambers has gained 14 new tenants in 12 months, including two silks and a former judge in Dijen Basu QC, Nageena Khalique QC and His Honour Brian Barker CBE QC. Catherine […]

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