A former EC official becomes a Microsoft consultant.

Reuters reports that

A European Commission official originally chosen to lead its antitrust case against Microsoft left on Friday last week to work for a consultancy that has the software firm as a client, a spokesman said.

Friday was his last day, the Commission spokesman said on Tuesday of Henri Piffaut, the official involved.

Piffaut has a one-year leave of absence to work for LECG, an economic consultancy in Brussels, London and other cities.