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Don Kempf's MSDW move

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Donald Kempf, formerly a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis, says his move in-house to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is the 'capstone to my career.'

Baer rejoins Arnold & Porter

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William J Baer, the former Director of the Federal Trade Commission, has rejoined the US law firm Arnold & Porter, where he practised from 1980 to 1995.

Correction

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In the ‘GCR 100’ supplement to the December/January issue of Global Competition Review, in discussing the European competition practices of US firms, we erroneously wrote about 'Akin Gump’s plans to close in Brussels.'

Wilmer, Cutler handles AOL's first EC merger notification

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AOL has retained Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering to represent it in the EU and to coordinate filings in other countries in its proposed US$140 billion merger with Time Warner.

Divestitures key to BOC/ Air Liquide approval

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Slaughter and May and Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber have played lead roles in the acquisition by Air Liquide SA of part of the BOC Group PLC in the European Union.

Approval for Linde's purchase of AGA

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According to legal sources, the European Commission had decided to clear the acquisition of Swedish industrial gases producer AGA by the German company Linde AG as GCR went to press.

Allen & Overy, Denton Wilde Sapte win European approval for electricity joint venture

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Allen & Overy and Denton Wilde Sapte have obtained clearance in one month for a Franco-Anglo electricity joint venture.

Lawyers for UK supermarkets upbeat after issues statement

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Lawyers retained by big UK food retailers are upbeat following the UK Competition Commission’s finding of little evidence of excess profits in the investigation into British supermarkets.

Telecoms & competition law

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There was a solid turnout in Brussels in November for the fourth annual Telecommunications & EC Competition Law conference organised by IBC, and delegates were rewarded with some interesting contributions. Sebastian O’Meara was there

Welcome to the Comity Club

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Israel’s first International Antitrust Conference, which focused on the role of smaller jurisdictions, drew top practitioners and enforcers to Tel Aviv in November. James Kanter reports