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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.

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:

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.

ACCC's phone policy paper

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued its discussion paper on the declaration of local telecommunications services.

New UK Competition Commission chairman appointed

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Derek Morris, a professor of economics at Oxford University, has been appointed chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

Italy appoints new competition chief

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The Italian senate has appointed a new head of Italy’s competition bureau, the Autorità Garante.

Global Forum to meet in Rio

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The Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy will meet in Rio de Janeiro after the IBA Business Law Section’s Second Latin American Regional Conference.

1916 Act brought out of the shadows

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A federal court judge has made a landmark judgment that an almost forgotten antitrust law is in fact an anti-dumping law, carrying a far lower burden of proof. The Utah judge gave his controversial interpretation when US company Geneva Steel brought an action under the Act, known paradoxically as the 1916 Antidumping Act, against Ranger, a Texan company, and Thyssen, the largest German steel-maker, alleging they were dumping products on the US market.

VW victim of new ethos

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VW became the first company to fall foul of the European Commission’s new punitive ethos when it was fined a record £67.6 million for the anticompetitive practices of some of its Italian car dealers.

FTC makes ‘buyer up front’ example of Diageo

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The Federal Trade Commission cleared the mammoth 184-jurisdiction Guinness/Grand Metropolitan merger’s US elements in December, but only on the condition that the new company, Diageo, divested its worldwide interests in the Dewar’s whisky and Bombay Gin brands.