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Anheuser-Busch/Antarctica

Premium - 01 September 1999

CADE has instructed brewers Anheuser-Busch, based in America, and Companhia Antarctica Paulista, based in Brazil, to unwind their Brazilian joint venture.

Coca-Cola/Cadbury Schweppes deal scaled back

Premium - 01 September 1999

Coca-Cola announced at the end of May that due to regulatory obstacles it would be scaling back plans to buy the international drinks business of Cadbury Schweppes, including well-known brands such as Schweppes Tonic and Dr Pepper, in all EU countries except the UK, Ireland and Greece.

Antarctica/Brahma

Premium - 01 September 1999

Brazil’s largest brewers, Cervejaria Brahma SA and Cia Antárctica SA, are to merge to form the world’s third-largest brewery and fifth-largest beverage company.

Undersea cable investigation

Premium - 01 September 1999

The US government has launched an investigation into anti-competitive practices in the undersea cable business.

WalMart/Asda

Premium - 01 September 1999

US retailing giant WalMart is to buy the UK supermarket chain Asda Group in a cash deal valued at US$10.8 billion.

TotalFina/Elf announce merger

Premium - 01 September 1999

Consolidation in the oil industry shows no sign of abating, with French oil giant TotalFina launching an unsolicited US$42.98 billion all-stock bid for French-based Elf-Aquitaine in early July.

Air France

Premium - 01 September 1999

Air France has lost out in a European court battle with some of its competitors, who claimed that the Commission had failed to justify its 1994 approval of Fr20 billion in state aid to the beleaguered national carrier.

Salans lawyer moves to Alstom

Premium - 01 September 1999

Paul McGeown, senior assistant at Salans Herzfeld & Heilbronn, has moved in-house, becoming competition counsel for Alstom.

New VP at Charles River Associates

Premium - 01 September 1999

Economic consultants Charles River Associates have named Kevin Neels as a vice president of the group.

Valio general counsel moves to private practice

Premium - 01 September 1999

Arttu Mentula, joint general counsel of Finnish dairy company Valio, moved to Helsinki law office Castrén & Snellman at the beginning of June this year.