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A&O turns to Visa Europe GC for Brussels antitrust hire

Allen & Overy (A&O) has turned to an in-house lawyer again for a senior hire, taking on Visa Europe general counsel and executive vice president Vanessa Turner as an antitrust partner in Brussels. Turner, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2000 to 2008, joined the European Commission as an assistant to the competition commissioner […]

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