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Severity of anti-competitive behaviour penalised

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Karel van Miert has set out tough new guidelines on the fining of businesses that breach competition rules.

New UK Competition Commission chairman appointed

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Derek Morris, a professor of economics at Oxford University, has been appointed chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

Positive outlook on Mexican trade

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Latin American ministers, lawyers and politicians met in London last month to discuss the progress of trade in the Americas, and in particular the progress of NAFTA and the future of FTAA.

MTV must supply information

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At a preliminary hearing in the UK High Court last month, Vice Chancellor Sir Peter Scott dismissed music video company MTV Europe’s argument that they should not have to supply an alleged cartel with confidential information, which MTV alleged would in itself be contrary to Article 85.

Washington unveils global task force

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US Department of Justice antitrust head Joel Klein and Attorney General Janet Reno have unveiled a pioneering task force to help tackle international antitrust problems in the 21st century.

Fast-track failure threatens Latin American competition

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Competition lawyers are concerned that US president Bill Clinton’s failure to achieve fast-track voting rights in Congress last week will impede the development of competition in Latin America.

Arquit takes over at IBA Committee C

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US lawyer Kevin Arquit took over as chairman of the International Bar Association’s Committee C last month at the close of the IBA’s Delhi conference.

Microsoft limbers up for battle

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Brussels cleared the way for Microsoft’s run-in with the US Department of Justice when it closed an important case against the software giant at the end of November.

Japanese FTC commissioner joins firm

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Former Japanese Fair Trade Commissioner Kunpei Sato has joined Tokyo firm Nishimura & Partners.

FTC appoints new General Counsel

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FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky has appointed Debra Valentine as the Commission’s first female General Counsel in its 83-year history.