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Fortress breaks into German housing

Premium - 29 July 2005

US fund manager Fortress Investment has bought German real estate company NILEG Immobilien for 1.5 billion euros.

Case Associates grows in size

Premium - 29 July 2005

London-based economics consultancy Case Associates has boosted its ranks, hiring competition specialists David Starkie and Julian Keeley.

Lennart Goranson retires from OECD

Premium - 27 July 2005

Lennart Goranson, the head of competition outreach at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, is retiring on 1 August. The OECD has appointed Edward Whitehorn as replacement.

UK prepares for Competition Day

Premium - 27 July 2005

The Office of Fair Trading is holding a 'Competition and Consumer day' on 15 September at the TUC Congress Centre, London. There will be a reception the evening before.

Hunton poaches litigators in New York

Premium - 27 July 2005

Hunton & Williams LLP has boosted its global antitrust practice, hiring partner Keila Ravelo and of counsel Wesley Powell from Clifford Chance LLP in New York.

Colgate Palmolive fined in Romania for price fixing

Premium - 27 July 2005

Romania's Competition Council has fined Colgate Palmolive and four of its distributors euros 4.2million for fixing minimum resale prices from April 1999 to January 2003.

Turkish Competition Board no longer prosecutor and judge

Premium - 27 July 2005

Turkey has revised its competition act to appease its appellate court.

Hungary amends competition act

Premium - 27 July 2005

Hungary's parliament has removed the ability of companies to seek 'negative clearances' - declarations that their arrangements are okay under competition law.

Metro buys A&P Canada for $1.4 billion

Premium - 27 July 2005

Canadian grocer Metro is to acquire the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Canada, after trumping a bid from rival Sobeys.

Singapore's consultation ends

Premium - 27 July 2005

Consultation is over on the first tranche of guidance produced for Singapore's competition act. Fifteen comments were received.