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New law lowers notification thresholds in France

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Dominique Voillemot of Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris reviews the provisions of new legislation bringing the French rules on merger notification, whistle-blowing and other areas into step with EU law

France's New Regulations: the practitioners' view

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Lower thresholds, mandatory notification, leniency provisions - all very well in theory, but how do French competition lawyers really feel about the new regulations? John Gledhill sounds out some leading Parisian avocats

Sleeping with the enemy: trends in the French competiton law market

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As reported on page 15, France’s New Regulations come into force in September. While the government and competition regulators have been restructuring the antitrust rules, competition practitioners in France have been responding to a restructuring of their market. By John Gledhill

Marie-Dominique Hagelsteen

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Marie-Dominque Hagelsteen has been president at the Conseil de la Concurrence (France’s independent regulator) for three years. With changes in merger regulation looming, GCR spoke to her about leniency, mandatory notification, criminalisation of cartels and the Conseil’s relationship with the DGCCRF

'Rating the Regulators': some advice from Denmark

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Responding to our ‘Rating the Regulators’ survey published in the last issue of GCR, Finn Lauritzen, Director General of the Danish Competition Authority, wonders how fair a picture it really paints

The Global Competition Forum: beyond Ditchley

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J William Rowley QC, senior partner and chair of McMillan Binch, Toronto and chair of the IBA’s Global Forum on Competition Policy, and Omar K Wakil, associate of McMillan Binch, Toronto, discuss the Ditchley Park conference and the development of the Global Competition Forum

Global trade faces jumbo-sized problem

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In March one of the world’s largest law firms organised a day of high-level discussion on trade and competition law in Brussels. John Gledhill reports

Antitrust in the age of collaborative commerce

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Enormous attention has been paid recently to the antitrust implications of collaborations among competitors in the internet age - better known as business-to-business (B2B) exchanges. Donald G Kempf, Jr* reviews some of the shifts in commerce occurring as a result of the internet, particularly in the arena of collaborative commerce, and the antitrust issues these collaborations may raise

Poland's new Competition Law

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Tomasz Bagdzinski of Allen & Overy, Warsaw, analyses the provisions of the new Polish competiton law which came into effect on April 1, and looks at the main purpose behind it - harmonisation with EU law

Modernisation at the silver anniversary of the HSR Act

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James W Lowe and Leon B Greenfield* of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington DC, look back on 25 years of the pioneering Hart-Scott- Rodino Act, reviewing the new rules promulgated by the FTC in light of amendments to the Act, as well as further changes now being proposed