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Top Brussels boutique adds clout to White & Case

Premium - 01 December 1997

One of the top three boutique firms in Brussels, Forrester Norall & Sutton, has linked up with US multinational firm White & Case to form a strong European trade and competition practice.

WorldCom/ MCI

Premium - 01 December 1997

US telecommunications company WorldCom finally put an end to speculation about the future owner of fellow telecoms company MCI with a US$37 billion bid, which included a US$7 billion bid for BT’s stake in MCI.

Fast-track failure threatens Latin American competition

Premium - 01 December 1997

Competition lawyers are concerned that US president Bill Clinton’s failure to achieve fast-track voting rights in Congress last week will impede the development of competition in Latin America.

Germany: Tourism mergers: cooperation with EC

Premium - 01 December 1997

It seems unlikely that the BKA will clear both transactions in their current form. In particular, the horizontal links between the yellow block and the red block could threaten domestic competition.

Sweden: Posten AB v Competition Authority

Premium - 01 December 1997

The Swedish court has examined the burden of proof on the Competition Authority in predatory pricing cases. It found that where the alleged infringer had utilised generally accepted accounting principles, answered the Authority’s questions and not concealed information, the burden of proof was on the Authority to prove that the alleged infringer had abused its dominant position.

An interview with William Kist

Premium - 01 December 1997

Sebastian O’ Meara and Fenella Quinn ask the Director General of the new Dutch Competition Authority, the Nederlandse Mededingings Autoriteit what he has in store for corporate and outside counsel.

Sentrachem/Dow Chemical

Premium - 01 November 1997

US-based giant Dow Chemical announced at the end of August that the board of directors of South African based chemical company Sentrachem had accepted its revised offer to acquire all the shares of Sentrachem. Dow’s revised offer is 11.75 South African rand per share (US $2.50).

AT&T/STET/Unisource

Premium - 01 November 1997

US telecommunications giant AT&T and Italian telecommunications group Stet/Telcom Italia formed a 50-50 strategic partnership in Latin America in July, while in Europe Stet/Telcom Italia joined the pan-European joint venture between AT&T and Unisource NV.

Capital Radio/Virgin Radio

Premium - 01 November 1997

UK-based radio stations Capital Radio and Virgin Radio’s plan to merge was referred to the MMC in July.

PacifiCorp/The Energy Group

Premium - 01 November 1997

US energy company PacifiCorp made a £3.6 billion cash offer for UK-based The Energy Group in June, which is being investigated by the MMC in the UK.