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Hawk joined by Huser

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

Wilmer Cutler boosts capability

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Thomas Mueller, an antitrust partner previously resident in Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering’s Washington DC office, is joining the firm’s practice in Brussels.

Competitors in bid to stop WorldCom/ MCI merger

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GTE has sued in US federal court to block the proposed merger between WorldCom and MCI, which GTE tried to acquire last November.

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.

Microsoft: will Justice jump?

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What will Joel Klein do next? That was the big question as GCR went to press, with Antitrust Department staffers and Microsoft lawyers, led by William H Neukom, huddled in Washington in what were termed 'settlement talks' aimed at averting a looming landmark action against the software giant.

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.

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:

Bork joins Netscape

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In the opposing camp, Robert Bork, the former Reagan nominee for the Supreme Court and leading US antitrust scholar, announced that he had been hired by Netscape Communications Corporation to advise on legal strategy.

Van Miert under pressure from Lufthansa

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Lufthansa chief executive Jürgen Weber vowed that the German airline would resort to legal action to fight what he called the 'irrational and ideologically-based' proposals of the European Commission to limit the power of proposed airline alliances.

FTC clears Intel purchase

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While its wider investigation of Intel rumbles on, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Intel Corp’s proposed acquisition of Digital Equipment Corp’s microprocessor business - provided Digital licenses its Alpha chip technology to at least three competitors, Samsung Electronics, Advanced Micro Devices and IBM.