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Revised German act gets thumbs down from lawyers

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Sebastian O’Meara went to Germany to sound out leading competition lawyers on their reactions to the forthcoming changes to the Federal Competition Law and found a mood of dissatisfaction

Merger review in the EU and US: substantive convergence and procedural dissonance

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William J Kolasky and Leon B Greenfield of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington DC, show how substantive convergence in merger review in the EU and US stands in stark contrast to procedural differences

Protecting competition in Greece 1995-1998

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Dimitris Tzouganatos of the University of Athens Law School assesses how well Greece’s Competition Committee has been enforcing the provisions of the 1977 Antitrust Law

Argentine pharmaceutical patents: the final word?

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President Menem of Argentina recently signed a decree implementing a highly controversial, potentially anti-competitive patents law. Shane Sorenson looks at the arguments and the implications for local and foreign pharmaceutical companies.

Enforcing US criminal antitrust in a global market

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Bruce F Metge of Mintz Levin, Washington DC questions the purpose and benefit of enforcing the United States’ criminal antitrust provisions in the global marketplace.

Authorisation for coordinated marketing of natural gas

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Professor Robert Baxt and Darren Murphy of Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks, Melbourne, Australia, on the Australian Competition Consumer Commission’s authorisation on public benefits grounds of the coordinated marketing activities of the North West Shelf Project participants.

The business of sport: an antitrust minefield

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Tom Hoehn of LECG, Brussels, looks at how the unique structure of one the world’s most lucrative industries has enabled it to avoid the full force of competition law - until now

Competition a key factor in regional integration

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Sebastian O’Meara reports from Rio de Janeiro on the IBA Section on Business Law’s 2nd Latin American Regional Conference and two important seminars on competition policy

Canadian Competition Bill gets mixed reception

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The Canadian parliament is set to approve major amendments to Canada’s Competition Act this autumn. Sebastian O’Meara looks at the implications of Bill C-20 and considers whether it goes far enough

UK utilities regulation: time for a change

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Elizabeth McKnight, partner at Herbert Smith, London, welcomes government proposals for reform of Britain’s legislation governing utilities but cautions against introducing change for change’s sake