New legal director appointments have been made at the Competition and Markets Authority.

Martim de Lancastre Valente will join the watchdog from the London competition team at magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Tim Capel arrives from international firm Hogan Lovells’ competition and economic regulation practice.

Both report to Claudia Berg, senior legal director, antitrust enforcement, and Andrea Gomes da Silva, senior legal director, markets, mergers and regulatory appeals. The appointments follow internal restructuring within the CMA’s legal service.

Capel and de Lancastre Valente join a 30-plus legal team, and will have management responsibility for legal teams and legal advice across the CMA’s competition and regulatory case work.