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Cleary Gottlieb's rare lateral move

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George S Carey, former senior deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, has become a partner in the Washington DC office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Wilmer Cutler boosts capability

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Thomas Mueller, an antitrust partner previously resident in Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering’s Washington DC office, is joining the firm’s practice in Brussels.

Punder, Volhard Weber & Axster adds expertise

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Gilchrist joins Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster

Microsoft: will Justice jump?

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What will Joel Klein do next? That was the big question as GCR went to press, with Antitrust Department staffers and Microsoft lawyers, led by William H Neukom, huddled in Washington in what were termed 'settlement talks' aimed at averting a looming landmark action against the software giant.

Bork joins Netscape

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In the opposing camp, Robert Bork, the former Reagan nominee for the Supreme Court and leading US antitrust scholar, announced that he had been hired by Netscape Communications Corporation to advise on legal strategy.

Competitors in bid to stop WorldCom/ MCI merger

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GTE has sued in US federal court to block the proposed merger between WorldCom and MCI, which GTE tried to acquire last November.

Van Miert under pressure from US over airlines

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As Karel van Miert prepared to announce the European Commission’s conditions for approving alliances between British Airways and American Airlines, Lufthansa and United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, Swissair, Austrian Airlines and Sabena, the US Assistant Aviation Secretary, Charles Hunnicutt, said that Washington strongly opposed plans to limit flights on certain routes to curtail the power of the alliances.

Van Miert under pressure from Lufthansa

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Lufthansa chief executive Jürgen Weber vowed that the German airline would resort to legal action to fight what he called the 'irrational and ideologically-based' proposals of the European Commission to limit the power of proposed airline alliances.

US airlines seek greater collaboration

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Following the announcement by Northwest and Continental of a grand partnership in January (currently being investigated by the Justice Department), American Airlines and US Airways have announced more limited links.

FTC clears Intel purchase

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While its wider investigation of Intel rumbles on, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Intel Corp’s proposed acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp’s microprocessor business - provided Digital licenses its Alpha chip technology to at least three competitors, Samsung Electronics, Advanced Micro Devices and IBM.