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Allen & Overy, Denton Wilde Sapte win European approval for electricity joint venture

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Allen & Overy and Denton Wilde Sapte have obtained clearance in one month for a Franco-Anglo electricity joint venture.

Lawyers for UK supermarkets upbeat after issues statement

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Lawyers retained by big UK food retailers are upbeat following the UK Competition Commission’s finding of little evidence of excess profits in the investigation into British supermarkets.

Approval for Linde's purchase of AGA

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According to legal sources, the European Commission had decided to clear the acquisition of Swedish industrial gases producer AGA by the German company Linde AG as GCR went to press. The case was being examined in parallel with the BOC/Air Products/Air Liquide case.

Divestitures key to BOC/Air Liquide approval

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Slaughter and May and Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber have played lead roles in the acquisition by Air Liquide SA of part of the BOC Group PLC in the European Union.

Wilmer, Cutler handles AOL's first EC merger notification

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AOL has retained Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering to represent it in the EU and to coordinate filings in other countries in its proposed US$140 billion merger with Time Warner.

Baer rejoins Arnold & Porter

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William J Baer, the former Director of the Federal Trade Commission, has rejoined the US law firm Arnold & Porter, where he practised from 1980 to 1995. He is heading the firm’s Antitrust Group, and is focusing on criminal and civil antitrust and trade regulation issues. 

Wilmer, Cutler gains counsel resident

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Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering has announced the hire of a new counsel resident, Eric J Mahr.

Don Kempf's MSDW move

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Donald Kempf, formerly a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis, says his move in-house to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is the 'capstone to my career.'

Weil Gotshal's competition team seeks UK expansion

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Douglas Nave, head of international competition at Weil Gotshal & Manges, has moved from Brussels to London in order to build up the firm's practice in the UK.

Vacancies at the top in Ireland

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There are two vacancies at the top of the Irish Competition Authority following the recent resignations of key figures. Professor Patrick McNutt stepped down as Chairperson of the Irish Competition Authority at the beginning of the year, and William Prasifka stepped down as one of the Authority's four members in November.