King and Wood Mallesons (KWM) has lost another heavy-hitter as competition partner Philipp Girardet exits the firm to set up Willkie Farr & Gallagher‘s London competition practice. Continue reading “Willkie Farr takes top KWM biller to launch competition practice in the City”
Italy’s intellectual property (IP) lawyers are eyeing up London’s branch of the Unified Patents Court (UPC) in the wake of EU referendum.
Just one week after losing star competition partner Alastair Mordaunt to Magic Circle rival Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Clifford Chance has hired the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) director of mergers Nelson Jung as a City partner.
Freshfields makes key competition hire as Clifford Chance City partner to relocate to lead Hong Kong practice
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hired Clifford Chance’s Alastair Mordaunt to become the new competition head of its Hong Kong practice.
‘A hole in the market’: Scott + Scott opens in the City with plans to exploit conflicts and cash in on competition class actions
In anticipation of a boom in competition-based disputes as the Consumer Rights Act comes into force, US firm Scott+Scott is planning to kick-start its City offering by pursuing banks found guilty of manipulating the foreign exchange market in a multi-million pound lawsuit.
Big Four accountant EY continues to enhance its international legal offering and has recruited Clifford Chance’s (CC) competition-focused counsel Steven Verschuur to lead its EU State aid, competition and trade law practice.
In what gives brand owners the power to combat trademark infringement in the EU, UK internet service providers were defeated as London’s High Court on Friday (17 October) handed down a landmark judgment establishing that trade mark owners can secure court orders blocking websites that are structured to infringe their trade mark rights by selling counterfeit goods online.
Disputes specialist Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will offer an antitrust practice in London following the hire of competition litigation partner Boris Bronfentrinker from the City of office claimant firm Hausfeld & Co. Continue reading “Quinn Emanuel targets City competition practice with Hausfeld partner hire”
Hogan Lovells has confirmed its latest lateral hire is Norton Rose Fulbright longstanding antitrust partner Mark Jones, who is to join the antitrust, competition and economic regulation (ACER) practice at the transatlantic firm in the New Year.
Jones is experienced in various aspects of competition law including behavioural and market investigations, merger control and compliance and utilities regulation, across the energy, infrastructure, insurance, and retail sectors. Continue reading “NRF loses second competition veteran as Mark Jones joins Hogan Lovells”