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Air New Zealand/ Ansett

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The New Zealand Commerce Commission has judged the 1997 merger between the Air New Zealand and Ansett Australia domestic airfreight operations to be anti-competitive for the same-day airfreight market, and will require the parties to renegotiate the deal.

Thomas Cook/ Carlson

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UK Travel group Thomas Cook is to merge its worldwide leisure travel and financial services business with the US travel company Carlson Group. Simultaneously, Preussag AG, owner of Hapag-Lloyd, the largest German integrated leisure travel operator, has invested in the merged entity with rights to take a majority share of the equity. The joint venture will create one of the UK’s largest vertically integrated travel groups, operating under the name of Thomas Cook.

Delta/ Atlantic Southeast

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Delta Air Lines has taken control of ASA Holdings Inc, the parent company of Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Atlantic Southeast and ASA Holdings will remain wholly owned but separate units.

Robert Webb

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Title: General Counsel and Head of Government & Industry Affairs, Safety, Security and Environment

Mats Lonnkvist

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Title Vice President and General Counsel

Are high-tech industries really different?

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It isn’t hard to see why the ABA Section of Antitrust Law has made Scottsdale, Arizona the regular venue for its annual February event. But not even golf courses under a cloudless sky could keep delegates away from this year’s debate on high-tech industries. By Maija Pesola

Antitrust and high-tech industries

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Leading academics, practitioners and regulators give their views

No global division on antitrust fundamentals

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‘Competing Competition Laws: Do we need a Global Standard?’ was the title of the conference organised in Boston by the New England School of Law. A familiar enough topic to GCR readers, but this time given a more academic treatment. Sebastian O’Meara reports

Merger control: the search for harmonisation

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With over 100 merger control regimes around the world now up and running, the need for cross-border and regional cooperation has become acute. Maija Pesola joined delegates at the IBC conference on International Merger Control in London in February

An interview with John Bridgeman

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Sebastian O’Meara spoke to the Director General of the UK’s Office of Fair Trading about the benefits of the new Competition Act set to come into force in a year’s time and how he is preparing for the new role it assigns him