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DASA/Aérospatiale Matra

Premium - 01 January 1999

DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG and Aérospatiale Matra SA are planning a £6.76 billion merger which would create the world's third-largest aerospace company after Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin of the US.

Austrian bank cartel

Premium - 01 January 1999

Eight Austrian banks which collectively account for over half of Austrian deposits and lending have been accused by the European Commission of jointly setting interest rates and commission fees.

Vodaphone/Mannesmann

Premium - 01 January 1999

The UK's largest telecommunications operator, Vodaphone AirTouch, has launched a 124-billion-euro hostile bid for German telcoms group Mannesmann.

Freshfields Deringer/ Wolf Theiss association

Premium - 01 November 1998

On November 5 Freshfields Deringer formed an association with leading Austrian firm Wolf Theiss & Partners, thereby formalising the long history of cooperation between Freshfields, Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemend and Wolf Theiss.

Linklaters Alliance

Premium - 01 November 1998

Following the establishment of the Linklaters Alliance, Alec Burnside will move from the current Brussels office into the Alliance of European Lawyers office at rue Brederode 13. The practice group leader for European competition law will be Bernard van de Walle Ghelke.

LECG continues European growth

Premium - 01 November 1998

Robin Aaronson is joining Law and Economics Consulting Group in London. He was previously a director of Coopers & Lybrand and its coordinating partner during the investigation of the merger with Price Waterhouse.

Lever out of retirement

Premium - 01 November 1998

Jeremy Lever QC is re-emerging from retirement on October 6 to rejoin Monckton Chambers on a full-time basis.

Long moves to Olswang

Premium - 01 November 1998

After eight years at Coudert Brothers, highly-regarded telecoms expert Colin Long will join London's Olswang solicitors.

IVO/Neste

Premium - 01 November 1998

The Commission has approved the merger of two formerly state-owned Finnish energy companies, IVO, mainly involved in electricity generation, and Neste, an oil and natural gas company.

AP/WTN

Premium - 01 November 1998

Ashurst also acted for the Associated Press in relation to its acquisition of the video news gathering business of World Television News.