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Survey of the world's leading competition economists

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There is an increasing need to bring the specialist skills and knowledge of the economist to bear in competition cases. To aid competition lawyers and corporate counsel in identifying experienced experts in the economics of competition, GCR conducted an international survey on competition economists. The criteria for inclusion (see box, below) were stringent, and those who met them are listed below. Research by Maija Pesola and Jon Cowie

Antitrust analysis and remedies in high-tech industries

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What should competition officials do about Microsoft? Mary Coleman and James Langenfeld* of LEGC, Inc believe that competition regulations should only be applied to high tecnology sectors with caution

Analysis of cross-licensing and patent pooling by US Antitrust authorities

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The interplay between intellectual property law and antitrust law has increasingly compelled the interest of US antitrust authorities. John E Daniel of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, New York, considers what the Antitrust Division has been thinking and doing about crosslicensing and patent pooling - practices that have hitherto attracted little attention

Merger control filings

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Martin Bechtold of Pünder, Volhard, Weber & Axster, Frankfurt, considers whether the new Common Form for merger control proceedings produced by Britain, France and Germany can ease the pain of multinational filing in Europe

EC merger control: new thresholds and joint venture rules

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The new merger control rules introduced by the EU have halved the combined global turnover thresholds for merging entities. John Ratliff and Jean- Michel Coumes of Stanbrook and Hooper, Brussels, explain the changes

Notice on market definition fails to assess dominance

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Thomas Hoehn of the Law and Economics Consulting Group’s London office and Chris Newton of London Economics argue that the EC’s October 1997 Notice on market definition applies a test more suited to investigating merger cases than cases of existing dominance

Mexico still setting the pace for Latin America

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Competition law in Mexico will be five years old this year, but the country’s antitrust authorities like to think they are continuing to show the rest of Latin America the way forward.

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.

US and European models shaping Latin American competition

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Shanker Singham of Steel Hector & Davis LLP, Miami, applauds the rapidity with which Latin American countries have developed antitrust and competition laws and considers what clues some recent cases may hold to the future development of policy

An interview with Jorge Bogo

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Argentina has had a competition agency, the Comisión Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia, since 1980. But, says current chairman Dr Jorge Bogo, it has only begun to show its teeth over the last year. GCR’s Sebastian O’Meara spoke to Bogo at the 1997 Fordham conference in New York