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Clinton on merger mania

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President Clinton made a rare public comment on antitrust issues when asked about the latest wave of US airline agreements.

Correction

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The Monopolies and Mergers Commission has asked us to point out a number of inaccuracies in the transcript of our interview with its Chairman, Derek Morris (GCR April/May issue, page 10). In particular:

Hawk joined by Huser

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Henry L Huser has joined Barry Hawk as Skadden’s second resident Brussels partner.

Brazilian antitrust head awaits reappointment

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Delegates to the annual meeting of the Global Forum on Competition and Trade Policy in Rio de Janeiro in May were keen to hear whether keynote speaker Gesner Oliveira would be confirmed as President of CADE for a second two-year term.

New FTC Deputy Director

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Richard G Parker, who has spent a significant part of his practice representing clients in antitrust proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission, has been recruited by Bill Baer as the new Senior Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition to replace George S Carey.

Bill's provisions would have expedited UK bus cartel probe

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The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has referred alleged route-sharing and fare-fixing agreements between local bus operators in northern England to the Restrictive Practices court.

New head for NZ Commission

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Peter Allport is the new head of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Zimbabwe moves to implement competition rules

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The government of Zimbabwe has announced the formation of the country’s first antitrust enforcement body, to be called the Industry and Trade Competition Commission.

Vietnam moves to implement competition rules

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Vietnam has started work on implementing the unfair competition provisions of the new Commercial Law passed last year. A working group set up in January under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade has begun to draw up detailed regulations on the basis of Articles 8.2 and 9 of the Law.

ACCC's phone policy paper

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued its discussion paper on the declaration of local telecommunications services.