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Eaton/ Aeroquip-Vickers

Premium - 01 April 1999

US engineering group Eaton is to acquire Aeroquip-Vickers in a US$1.7 billion deal which is expected to create unparalleled strength in the mobile hydraulics sector.

Italian merger

Premium - 01 April 1999

Italian law firms Erede e Associati, Bonelli e Associati and Pappalardo e Associati are merging to create the largest law firm in Italy, with approximately 100 lawyers.

BSkyB/ Canal Plus

Premium - 01 April 1999

The EU Commission says it is likely to launch a full-scale antitrust investigation into any proposed merger between broadcasters British Sky Broadcasting and Canal Plus.

Applying competition law in Colombia

Premium - 01 April 1999

Alfonso Miranda Londoño, Director of the Centre for the Study of Competition Law (CEDEC) at the Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, believes that regulation cannot work without political will to apply it

GEC/ British Aerospace

Premium - 01 April 1999

British Aerospace plc took a lead role in European defence consolidation with plans to buy General Electric Co’s Marconi defence unit for £7.7 billion.

Simpson Grierson appoints new competition partner

Premium - 01 April 1999

Competition specialist Elisabeth Welson has been appointed partner in the Wellington office of Simpson Grierson.

Squaring Europe's postal circle

Premium - 01 April 1999

Vincenzo Visco- Comandini, Chief Economist at Poste Italiane SpA, believes that the conflict between competition and public service will remain unresolved until EU policy is fully implemented

Punder moves offices in Brussels

Premium - 01 April 1999

German law firm Pünder Volhard Weber & Axster is consolidating and strengthening its competition activities in Brussels.

Denmark: Electicity producer’s exclusivity clause illegal

Premium - 01 April 1999

The Competition Council refused to allow an electricity producer to exclusivity of supply on the basis of security and efficiency considerations.

Union Camp/ International Paper

Premium - 01 April 1999

US paper and forestry products producer International Paper is to acquire paper manufacturer Union Camp in a tax-free, stock-for-stock exchange valued at US$6.6 billion.