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Somerfield loses battle to keep stores

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The UK's Competition Commission has ordered the country's fifth largest grocer Somerfield to sell 12 of the 114 stores it bought from rival Morrisons in 2004.

Squire Sanders takeover expands competition

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Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP has boosted its global antitrust practice, acquiring Florida firm Steel Hector & Davies LLP.

Per-Se in $1 billion healthcare venture

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US health management services provider Per-Se Technology has agreed a $1 billion joint venture with Dutch publisher Wolters Kluwer to buy NDC Health.

Finnish firm poaches White & Case antitrust head

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Finnish law firm Borenius & Kemppinen has hired Ilkka Aalto-Setälä, head of competition at White & Case LLP in Helsinki.

Canada catches up with food cartel

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Canada's Competition Bureau has fined food conglomerates Ajinomoto and CJ Corp US$1.4 million for fixing the price of food flavourings.

Sun completes StorageTek deal

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Sun Microsystems' acquisition of data management company StorageTek has been approved without conditions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Watchdog scrutinizes Liberty TV deal

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Ireland's competition authority has launched a second phase investigation into media provider Liberty Global's proposed takeover of NTL Ireland.

Steel Hector antitrust specialist moves to academia

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Daniel Sokol, an associate at Steel Hector & Davis LLP, has joined the University of Wisconsin Law School to prepare for a position in teaching.

Araujo e Policastro adds partner

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Brazilian law firm Araujo e Policastro has boosted its competition and trade law practice group, hiring junior partner Leonor Cordovil.

CDP to fight Italian antitrust ruling

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Italy's state-controlled financial institution, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, is to appeal against a requirement that it sell its stake in electricity producer Enel if it purchases a stake in Terna, the country's national grid.