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Erratum: Rating the Enforcers 2002- Italian Competition Authority

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The following correction relates to our ‘Rating the Enforcers 2002’ report, published a month ago.

Australian Commission's publicity stunt backfires

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There were red faces at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) last month after it was revealed that photos of staff removing documents during a dawn raid were not all that they seemed. The pictures appeared in an ‘exclusive’ in a tabloid newspaper on the day after the raid.

Fiesole and Fordham speakers announced

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The programmes for the annual Fiesole and Fordham conferences are now available for viewing.

ABA plans programme in Beijing

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The American Bar Association antitrust section has announced plans for an event in Beijing this November. The event will discuss the competition law

CBA Fall Conference programme released

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The Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association has released the programme for its annual Fall Conference on Competition Law, which this year takes place on October 3 and 4 at the Congress Centre, Ottawa. It is sponsored by LECG, and Charles Rivers Associates.

Lisbon ready to host ‘young’ lawyers

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The 40th annual congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers is to be held in Lisbon later this month.

German Cartel Office is world's busiest enforcer

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The German Federal Cartel Office is the busiest merger reviewing agency in the world, according to figures compiled by Global Competition Review.

Maclay Murray & Spens appoints competition partner

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Maclay Murray & Spens of Scotland has announced that competition specialist Catriona Munro is being invited to join the partnership.

Block exemption shakes up European car industry

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Competition Commissioner Mario Monti and Romano Prodi, the European Commission President, have unveiled the new car block exemption following 18 months of consultation and lobbying. The new regulation comes into force on October 1 except for a controversial ‘location’ clause.

Charles River Associates hires Baker

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Charles River Associates Incorporated has persuaded Jonathan Baker, a former director of economics at the FTC, to join the firm as senior consultant, it has been announced. The competition law and economics specialist, who was director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission from 1995 to 1998, is expected to stay on at the faculty of the American University’s Washington College of Law, where he has been teaching since leaving the FTC.