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An interview with Marcelo Garriga

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The recently-appointed head of the Argentine competition authority is faced with a domestic economy in which concentration appears to be growing apace. Here he explains to Global Competition Review why he is optimistic about antitrust enforcement in this once largely state-run economy.

UNDER INVESTIGATION: DoJ on waste

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The US Justice Department has filed to block the largest waste collection and disposal firm in the US, Waste Management Inc, from acquiring its large regional rival, Eastern Environmental Services Inc.

CARTELS: US executives complain of foreign cartels

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International cartels are keeping US companies locked out of foreign markets, according to three leading US executives testifying before the Senate subcommittee on antitrust, business rights and competition.

Microsoft off the hook in Japan

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As its tussle with the Justice Department continues in Washington, Microsoft has won a reprieve in its second largest market, Japan.

Liège University: liberalisation and state monopolies

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‘No liberalisation without regulation’ emerged as the theme of the conference on Competition, Liberalisation and State Monopolies hosted by the University of Liège on November 5 and 6 1998, reports Maija Pesola.

Newell Co/ Rubbermaid Inc

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The European Commission has cleared a $5.8 billion merger between US-based companies Newell Co and Rubbermaid Inc., both active in the consumer products sector.

Italy: Impact of merger on local market: referral to Autorità

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The new provision should allow competition in local markets to be assessed by national competition authorities, which are best placed to perform this role, thereby sparing the (limited) resources of the Merger Task Force.

POLICY: Rowe & Maw

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Following the defection of Simon Baxter to Clifford Chance, Phillip Ruttley has joined the firm’s London competition practise from Garrett & Co. He was formerly UN legal advisor on development aid and an EC adviser at the UK Treasury.

Portugal: Unilateral restrictive commercial practices

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The aim of Decree-Law 140/98 was largely to clarify certain doubts arising out of the application of the prior statute. In fact, as regards the prohibition of discriminatory practices and the refusal to sell, it specifies that they only refer to relations between entrepreneurs.

Enso/ Stora

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The European Commission has cleared the planned merger between two of the world’s largest paper pulp producers, Sweden’s Stora AB and Finland’s Enso OY, on condition that Enso sells its Elopak production unit.