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Fraser Milner

Premium - 01 January 1999

A new Canadian law firm was created when the merger of Ontario and British Columbia-based Fraser & Beatty and Alberta-based Milner Fenerty went ahead on October 20.

Brussels changes

Premium - 01 January 1999

As the year draws to an end, GCR called around the competition departments of the leading Brussels law firms to find out how their practices had changed over the last year.

Leonia/Sampo merger

Premium - 01 January 1999

Finnish bank Leonia and insurer Sampo have merged to create a national champion in the bancassurance sector.

Merck-Medco managed case v Rite Aid Corp

Premium - 01 January 1999

The United States Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit granted a summary judgment in favour of the appellees in an antitrust suit brought by Merck-Medco Managed Care.

ASDA complaint against mobile phone operators

Premium - 01 January 1999

ASDA Stores Ltd has made a formal complaint to OFTEL concerning three mobile phone operators, BT Cellnet, Vodaphone and Orange, over proposed increases in the wholesale price of pre-pay packages.

Delta to buy remainder of Comair

Premium - 01 January 1999

Delta Air Lines' acquisition of regional carrier Comair looks set to go ahead, as the two firms have agreed to eliminate the US$50 million termination fee that would have been payable to Delta if Comair had broken off the agreement.

United Biscuits sells frozen food business to Heinz

Premium - 01 January 1999

United Biscuits has sold its £190 million frozen and chilled foods business to Heinz.

Heineken/Cruzcampo

Premium - 01 January 1999

The acquisition of Spanish brewery Cruzcampo by Heineken has become the first cased referred to the Spanish competition authority by the European Commission as Heineken already owns the El Aquilar brewery in Spain.

Skandia, Storebrand and Pohjola

Premium - 01 January 1999

A three-way merger between a Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish insurance company is to create the largest non-life insurance company in the Nordic market.

Tobacco merger

Premium - 01 January 1999

French tobacco company Seita and Tabacalera of Spain are to merge.