Switzerland: Probe of practices in the soft drink market

Premium 01 April 2005

In a recent antitrust case the Swiss Competition Commission rendered a decision with respect to the practices of Coca-Cola and Feldschlösschen in the Swiss soft drink market. Astrid Waser Lenz & Staehelin Zurich

Italian agency targets PM's companies

Premium 30 March 2005

Italy's Antitrust Authority is investigating three television companies owned by the country's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Finland promotes Virtanen

Premium 30 March 2005

Martti Virtanen has been appointed director of Finland's Competition Authority.

Taiwan agency pleased with recent EU visit

Premium 30 March 2005

Taiwan has released information on the visit of its senior competition official - Hwang Tzong-Leh -  to Europe.

Poland to appoint a chief economist

Premium 30 March 2005

Poland's competition agency is about to announce a new chief economist, sources believe.

Polish merger regime plunged into more turmoil

Premium 30 March 2005

Serious questions have arisen about the adequacy of Polish merger guidelines, following a local court ruling.

NMa reprimanded over press release

Premium 30 March 2005

An appeal court is saying that Holland's competition authority should be accountable to businesses that may have been damaged by a press release.

First media deal reviewed in Portugal

Premium 30 March 2005

Portugal's fledgling competition authority is reviewing its first big media deal.

New Zealand blocks agri-business merger

Premium 30 March 2005

The New Zealand Commerce Commission has refused to clear a deal between Gallagher Holdings Ltd and the Tru-Test Corporation Limited.

Brazilian enforcer investigates port terminal

Premium 30 March 2005

Brazil's Secretariat of Economic Law has decided to open an investigation of port operators in Santos.