US: Shearman & Sterling adds Paul Weiss prosecutor

US: Shearman & Sterling adds Paul Weiss prosecutor

Shearman & Sterling has hired Adam Schwartz away from Paul Weiss to serve as a litigation partner in its Washington office. Schwartz, a former federal prosecutor, joined Paul Weiss as an associate in 2014 and became of counsel at the firm. He has worked in the US Attorney’s offices in both the District of Columbia […]

US: Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon combine

US: Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth Kenyon combine

Partners at Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Hunton & Williams have agreed to merge their firms and operate as Hunton Andrews Kurth, a 1,000-lawyer firm with offices in 15 US cities and another five located outside the United States. Hunton Andrews Kurth, which will officially launch on April 2, will have about 300 lawyers in Texas, […]

US: Antitrust lawyer admits to scheme to defraud New York law firms

US: Antitrust lawyer admits to scheme to defraud New York law firms

An antitrust lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday, November 20, to federal charges that she conspired with her husband to use two bogus vendors to defraud two New York law firms out of US$7.8 million. Keila Ravelo, who prior to her 2014 arrest had been a partner at law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, pleaded guilty […]

Germany: New antitrust partner for Jones Day’s Frankfurt office

Germany: New antitrust partner for Jones Day’s Frankfurt office

Jones Day announced on Monday that Dr. Jürgen Beninca has joined the Frankfurt office as a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. Dr. Beninca comes to the firm with nearly 20 years of legal practice in antitrust law and has focused on representing clients in compliance and merger control cases before both German […]

UK: Burford and Hausfeld take on trucks cartel

UK: Burford and Hausfeld take on trucks cartel

Hausfeld, a leading global law firm with a focus on competition disputes and other complex litigation, and Burford Capital, a leading global finance firm focused on law, announced a financing package that will support claimants represented by Hausfeld in pursuing damages claims in England arising from the July 19, 2016, European Commission Trucks Cartel decision. […]

Greece: Law firm accused of manipulating the Competition Commission

Greece: Law firm accused of manipulating the Competition Commission

A law firm appears to have filed a number of fabricated complaints with the Hellenic Competition Commission in recent months with the aim of blackmailing the companies accused in those complaints. The law firm is connected to a former senior member of the independent authority, whose name received a lot of publicity in the media […]