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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

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

The case for economists in antitrust: evidence, theory - and more evidence

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Introducing Global Competition Review’s survey of the World’s leading competition economists, Kevin J Arquit and Richard Wolfram of Rogers & Wells, New York set out what they believe is required of a competition economist in an antitrust case and how he or she can best work with counsel to produce winning arguments

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

Economic analysis of competition cries out for method

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Economic analysis is an increasingly important part of EC competition law. But, says Doris Hildebrand of European Legal & Marketing Consultants of Brüggen, Germany, its application in this area is misleading and confused Economic analysis is being applied in an increasingly sophisticated way to EC competition law. In particular, the Commission’s policy shift towards greater recognition of the significance of economics within the context of competition issues marks a kind of revolution.

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

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

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.

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.