Features

EC competition law: the millenium

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Alexander Schaub has been Director General of DGIV, the European Commission’s Competition arm, for two years. His mission in Brussels is to move European competition forward, bringing in fresh, workable concepts to carry the single market into the 21st century.

An interview with William Kist

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Sebastian O’ Meara and Fenella Quinn ask the Director General of the new Dutch Competition Authority, the Nederlandse Mededingings Autoriteit what he has in store for corporate and outside counsel.

An interview with Bob Pitofsky

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The US Federal Trade Commission has many challenges ahead of it, particularly in the high-tech field. GCR’s Sebastian O’Meara spoke to chairman Bob Pitofsky in New York about his vision for the future of global competition.

Brazilian competition: CADE explained

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Walter Douglas Stuber and Lionel Pimentel Nobre of Amaro, Stuber e Advogados Associados, São Paulo, chart the history and powers of Brazil’s competition authority CADE (originally, the Economic Defence Administrative Commission), the Brazilian antitrust authority, was established in 1942 by Decree-law 7,666/42, the first Brazilian antitrust directive.

An interview with Hideaki Kobayashi

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The Japan Fair Trade Commission celebrates its 50th anniversary later this year. Recently retired head, Hideaki Kobayashi, now Deputy Chief of Mission at the Japanese embassy in Washington, spoke to GCR at the Fordham conference in New York.

Efficiences in vertical mergers, JVs and strategic alliances

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The perrenially thorny issue of vertical mergers and restraints was examined from the US and the EU standpoints by FTC chairman Bob Pitofsky and Juan Briones of the EC Commission Merger Task Force.

Exchanging benchmarking in competitively sensitive areas

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Firms that swap internal data may be caught by antitrust regulations. Stephen M Axinn and Carter H Strickland Jr of Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP, New York, consider how to assess the risks