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Washington unveils global task force

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US Department of Justice antitrust head Joel Klein and Attorney General Janet Reno have unveiled a pioneering task force to help tackle international antitrust problems in the 21st century.

Positive outlook on Mexican trade

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Latin American ministers, lawyers and politicians met in London last month to discuss the progress of trade in the Americas, and in particular the progress of NAFTA and the future of FTAA.

FTC appoints new General Counsel

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FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky has appointed Debra Valentine as the Commission’s first female General Counsel in its 83-year history.

Microsoft limbers up for battle

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Brussels cleared the way for Microsoft’s run-in with the US Department of Justice when it closed an important case against the software giant at the end of November.

Germany deals blow to predatory pricing

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The German government approved plans last month to allow anonymous tip-offs to cartel authorities as part of its programme to overhaul cartel law.

Japanese FTC commissioner joins firm

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Former Japanese Fair Trade Commissioner Kunpei Sato has joined Tokyo firm Nishimura & Partners.

Top Brussels boutique adds clout to White & Case

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One of the top three boutique firms in Brussels, Forrester Norall & Sutton, has linked up with US multinational firm White & Case to form a strong European trade and competition practice.

Beckett approves P&O/ Stena deal

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UK trade secretary Margaret Beckett has approved the P&O/Stena Line ferry merger despite concern from European Commissioner Karel van Miert and UK Director General of Fair Trading John Bridgeman, who favoured complete prohibition in the public interest.