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Cleary Gottlieb's rare lateral move

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George S Carey, former senior deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, has become a partner in the Washington DC office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Vietnam moves to implement competition rules

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Vietnam has started work on implementing the unfair competition provisions of the new Commercial Law passed last year. A working group set up in January under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade has begun to draw up detailed regulations on the basis of Articles 8.2 and 9 of the Law.

Punder, Volhard Weber & Axster adds expertise

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Gilchrist joins Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster

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.

New head for NZ Commission

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Peter Allport is the new head of the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

Zimbabwe moves to implement competition rules

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The government of Zimbabwe has announced the formation of the country’s first antitrust enforcement body, to be called the Industry and Trade Competition Commission.

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.

Van Miert under pressure from US over airlines

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As Karel van Miert prepared to announce the European Commission’s conditions for approving alliances between British Airways and American Airlines, Lufthansa and United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, Swissair, Austrian Airlines and Sabena, the US Assistant Aviation Secretary, Charles Hunnicutt, said that Washington strongly opposed plans to limit flights on certain routes to curtail the power of the alliances.

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:

New FTC Deputy Director

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Richard G Parker, who has spent a significant part of his practice representing clients in antitrust proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission, has been recruited by Bill Baer as the new Senior Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition to replace George S Carey.