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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.

Bill's provisions would have expedited UK bus cartel probe

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The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has referred alleged route-sharing and fare-fixing agreements between local bus operators in northern England to the Restrictive Practices court.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Punder, Volhard Weber & Axster adds expertise

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Gilchrist joins Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster

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.