Reed Smith has welcomed Michel Debroux to help launch the firms competition practice Paris. He joins the new group from Hogan Lovells where he had been a partner since 2005.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Anne Small as its new general counsel based in Washington, DC.
Hunton & Williams has welcomed leading regulatory lawyer Geneviève Michaux in its Brussels based food and drug group.
Competition guru Andrew Matthews has launched Matthews Law in Auckland. The specialist firm will focus on several aspects of competition law including consumer protection, economic regulation, policy and strategic issues.
Mark Owen has joined Taylor Wessing LLP in its international telecommunications, media and technology group in London. He was previously the head of IP, technology and regulatory at Harbottle & Lewis, where he served for over a decade.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has hired Thomas Zimmer as co-leader of its transportation finance team in San Francisco, which he will lead alongside New York based Mark Lessard.
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