All Articles

Denmark: Report on Competition Policy adopted

Premium - 01 June 1998

The Danish Competition Council has started publishing annual reports on competition policy, reporting essential decisions and discussing various Competition Law topics.

Microsoft: will Justice jump?

Premium - 01 June 1998

What will Joel Klein do next? That was the big question as GCR went to press, with Antitrust Department staffers and Microsoft lawyers, led by William H Neukom, huddled in Washington in what were termed 'settlement talks' aimed at averting a looming landmark action against the software giant.

Brussels tackles broadcasting

Premium - 01 June 1998

EU Competition Commissioner Karel van Miert has had two important broadcasting cases on his agenda that are seen as critical to the future of digital television in Europe: British Interactive Broadcasting, a joint venture of British Sky Broadcasting and British Telecom in home shopping and banking, and in Germany the proposed digital TV alliance between erstwhile rivals Kirch Gruppe and Bertelsmann AG alongside Deutsche Telekom, whose cable network is to carry the service.

Hawk joined by Huser

Premium - 01 June 1998

Henry L Huser has joined Barry Hawk as Skadden’s second resident Brussels partner.

Wilmer Cutler boosts capability

Premium - 01 June 1998

Thomas Mueller, an antitrust partner previously resident in Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering’s Washington DC office, is joining the firm’s practice in Brussels.

Competitors in bid to stop WorldCom/ MCI merger

Premium - 01 June 1998

GTE has sued in US federal court to block the proposed merger between WorldCom and MCI, which GTE tried to acquire last November.

Baer reports to the ABA

Premium - 01 June 1998

At the American Bar Association’s spring meeting in Washington DC, William Baer delivered his third report as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

Bill's provisions would have expedited UK bus cartel probe

Premium - 01 June 1998

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading has referred alleged route-sharing and fare-fixing agreements between local bus operators in northern England to the Restrictive Practices court.

A question mark against the Merger

Premium - 01 June 1998

Sebastian O’Meara braved the storm of the century to join other bedraggled delegates in Athens for the IBA’s 9th annual seminar on Telecommunication Services and Competition Law in Europe, which looked, among other topics, at the Internet and strategic alliances

Americans and Europeans revisit Boeing

Premium - 01 June 1998

At the ABA’s 46th annual spring meeting in Washington DC, the International Committee convened to discuss the jurisdictional and substantive law conflicts in the Boeing/McDonnell merger. The dust has now settled on the deal - which was finally cleared by the European Commission in July last year - allowing the chair, Mark Warner, to bring together a panel consisting of some of the leading participants in the deal to look at the implications of the case. While the agenda looked forward, some speakers took the chance to vent their frustration at what happened. Callum Campbell reports