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All change at Punder Group

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On July 1 the Pünder Group pan- European federation lost two members with the departure of Belgian firm Coppens van Ommeslaghe & Faurès and Zurich-based Stoffel & Partner.

Freshfields Deringer

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The Brussels office of Freshfields Deringer has been abuzz with the arrival of a former Director-General for external relations of the European Commission.

Commission appeals to WTO

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European Competition Commissioner Karel van Miert has called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up a framework of rules for international competition policy.

Baer reports to the ABA

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At the American Bar Association’s spring meeting in Washington DC, William Baer delivered his third report as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

Cooperation with Europe growing

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In his speech to the American Bar Association, William Baer also hailed growing cooperation with foreign competition authorities.

German cartel law approved

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After three years of discussions, the German Bundestag has approved a revised cartel law bringing German law into line with European legislation.

Clinton on merger mania

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President Clinton made a rare public comment on antitrust issues when asked about the latest wave of US airline agreements.

Correction

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The Monopolies and Mergers Commission has asked us to point out a number of inaccuracies in the transcript of our interview with its Chairman, Derek Morris (GCR April/May issue, page 10). In particular:

Hawk joined by Huser

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Henry L Huser has joined Barry Hawk as Skadden’s second resident Brussels partner.

Brazilian antitrust head awaits reappointment

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Delegates to the annual meeting of the Global Forum on Competition and Trade Policy in Rio de Janeiro in May were keen to hear whether keynote speaker Gesner Oliveira would be confirmed as President of CADE for a second two-year term.