Features

Australia: Pay TV in state of flux

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Pay TV in Australia has faltered at a number of hurdles which have been erected by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its determination to ensure that there are three main competitors in Australia, despite the apparent inevitability that one or more of the three will fail.

An interview with Joel Klein

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By tackling Microsoft, Department of Justice Antitrust Division chief Joel Klein has found himself in uncharted territory for most regulators - the front pages of the mainstream press. Sebastian O’Meara spoke to him at his Washington DC offices.

Fordham Conference: In search of a new culture

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A fin de siècle atmosphere pervaded the 24th Annual Fordham Corporate Law Institute conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy, where leading competition figures gathered to look ahead to the 21st century and consider whether the world would ever accomodate a truly global harmonisation of competition law. Fenella Quinn reports.

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.

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

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.

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.

The triumph and failure of the US Merger Guidelines in litigation

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James Langenfeld of LECG Inc contrasts two important recent US court decisions relating to product market definition in mergers and considers the policy implications