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Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Butch Hulse to its Commercial Litigation Practice Group as a member in the firm’s San Antonio office. Hulse, who joins Dykema after nearly a decade serving as in-house counsel and later Chief Compliance Officer with Acelity (formerly Kinetic Concepts, Inc.), is a former Shareholder with Cox Smith Matthews, which combined with Dykema in May 2015.

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Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Richard Y. Cheng and Rick A. Daniel to the firm’s growing Dallas office, which has now added 11 attorneys in the past eight months. The firm’s rate of growth in North Texas has been so rapid in recent months that it has had to arrange for additional space in the Comerica Bank Tower, where the office is located.

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Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2018. The following attorneys were selected for inclusion in their respective practice areas:

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A testament to human rights safeguards or show of a deeply flawed system?

Gecić Law successfully assisted EPS Distribution, the leading regional distribution operator, in obtaining a landmark judgement from the Administrative Court that annulled the RSD 330 million fine (cca. EUR 3 million) previously levied against this company by the Serbian watchdog. The court confirmed that the record fine was imposed in violation of the basic principles of national and EU competition law, as well as ECHR guaranteed human rights. After a long and tumultuous battle, which took years and a total of three judgements, EPS Distribution finally succeeded in repealing the Serbian competition authority’s decision in full, including the biggest fine ever imposed via Serbian competition enforcement, and secured the reimbursement of the total amount, plus cca. EUR 300,000 of statutory interest.

In particular, last seven months have been anything but boring in the Balkans competition circles (as noted by the preeminent competition blog, Chillin’Competition), but the latest landmark decision of the Administrative Court on the annulment of the largest fine ever issued by the national competition authority, certainly represents a watershed moment in Serbian antitrust enforcement and judicial review. As this drama reaches its epilogue, we analyze the chronological developments and far-reaching consequences this case can have for the future development of competition law in Serbia.

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The Australasian Law Awards recognises leading firms and in-house teams for their outstanding achievements over the past 12 months.

For the third year, Piper Alderman has been named as a Finalist for Law Firm of the Year in the 101-500 lawyers category.

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