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Denmark: Agreements to fix taxi fares in local districts anti-competitive

Premium - 01 April 2001

The Competition Appeal Board has upheld a decision by the Competition Council prohibiting the imposition of uniform taxi fares within a certain geographic area. According to the Competition Appeal Board, only the maximum prices laid down by Danish legislation are applicable and it is not possible to set uniform or minimum prices. The matter has been brought before the ordinary courts.

Australia: High Court affirms primacy of distribution system

Premium - 01 April 2001

In Melway v Hicks, refusal to deal is held not to be a misuse of market power; a selective distribution scheme is not anti-competitive.

Austria: The 'Formil' case: media diversity and merger control

Premium - 01 April 2001

The conditions attached to the merger of two major news groups have been seen by many as insufficient to address concerns about the protection of media diversity.

Spanish generator at centre of tug-of-war

Premium - 01 April 2001

Spain’s Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico is the focus of an increasingly fierce bidding war between two European power companies, RWE, Germany’s largest utility group, and Electricidade de Portugal (EdP).

Immunity from competition is a fool's paradise

Premium - 01 April 2001

Allan Asher, global campaigns director of Consumers International, argues that professions should learn to love the competition regulator

Heinz acquires Dutch food multinational

Premium - 01 April 2001

The Dutch international food and confectionery company CSM NV is to sell its food division to HJ Heinz Company for 425 million euro. The deal was announced at the end of February.

The pitfalls of seeking cartel leniency

Premium - 01 April 2001

The American Bar Association held an ‘Advanced International Cartel Conference Workshop’ on February 15 and 16. in New York. Zelda Fazaeli reports

Bos returns to Brussels

Premium - 01 April 2001

Pierre Bos, former head of competition at Dutch firm Trenité Van Doorne, has joined the Brussels office of US firm Dorsey & Whitney.

Commission cracks down on chemical cartel

Premium - 21 February 2001

Fujisawa, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, is undecided about whether to appeal against the European Commission’s fine of 57.53 million euro for operating a secret cartel in the sodium gluconate market, a chemical used to clean metal and glass. Six companies were fined in all.

New head at Israeli authority

Premium - 15 February 2001

Dror Strum has replaced David Tadmor, as Acting Head of the Israeli Antitrust Authority. Tadmor completed his four-year term as Head of the Authority in February.