Competition and EU

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 […]

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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 […]

Brick Court silk set for Article 50 showdown in EU courts

Brick Court Chambers’ silk Maya Lester QC is due in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) today acting for a handful of MPs to ascertain whether the UK would be able to revoke notification of its own volition. Presently, there is a point of contention over whether the UK could revoke the […]

Quinn gets go-ahead for Mastercard battle with Freshfields

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer will go head-to-head next year, as the US firm moves one step closer to bringing the largest class action lawsuit in the UK courts. Lord Justices Patten, Hamblen and Roth have given Quinn the right to challenge the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (CAT) refusal to grant the […]

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Hogan Lovells Brussels head swaps over to Baker Botts

Baker Botts has made further moves in Europe, with the hire of Hogan Lovells’ Brussels managing partner Matthew Levitt. Levitt joins Baker Botts after almost 17 years at Hogan Lovells where he focused on transactional, advisory and contentious EU and UK competition law. He has particular expertise in the shipping, ports, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing and […]

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Freshfields and Quinn in tense wait over future of £14bn Mastercard case

Judges in the Court of Appeal have adjourned a hearing in the £14bn consumer claim against Mastercard, meaning Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan may have to wait until next year to learn whether or not the case will proceed. The decision to adjourn was taken last week, with Lord Justice Patten understood to have […]

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