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Gardere has a national and international energy practice formed around our Energy Industry Team, which is a multidisciplinary group of approximately 60 attorneys with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills specific to the energy industry. Our team includes attorneys who have served as in-house counsel for major energy companies, providing a depth of insight into our clients' needs, issues and concerns. We understand and regularly practice in virtually every sector of the energy, and we represent a wide variety of industry participants from multinational corporations to individuals.
From our offices in the United States and Mexico, our International Practice helps clients operate in today’s global economy. We have more than 30 professionals operating as a boutique within an Am Law 200 law firm and are able to provide focused service with the resources of a large firm. We understand that clients who are engaged in the global marketplace need lawyers who can operate seamlessly across multiple jurisdictions. Our international experts are multi-lingual, are culturally fluent and intimately familiar with various legal systems across the world, especially those in Latin America. Whether you need help with commercial transactions, regulatory matters, customs and import regulations, immigration matters, M&A and joint ventures, international disputes, or international tax planning, Gardere’s international team is here to assist you.
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With a barrage of antitrust headlines it hard to know which one has the greatest impact on the Internet and IT community. But clearly New York’s antitrust filing against Intel in Delaware is near the top of the list. Why Delaware? Apparently NY is using the on-going Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) antitrust suit against Intel as a form of piling on, not to mention that AMD is building a new $4.2 billion plant in NY. NY’s antitrust claims are a lot like the EU antitrust findings that Intel’s business practice of paying computer manufacturers rebates and incentives for using Intel chips rather than those of AMD (or anyone else).
Oracle’s Plan to Acquire Sun Hit an EU Roadblock
Apparently the EU is not pleased that Oracle, the database market leader, intends to acquire Sun which owns the open source database product MySQL without selling off MySQL. The EU is concerned about Oracle’s competitors Microsoft and IBM even though Oracle is the dominant database company. But some think that Oracle’s acquisition of Sun and My SQL will be transformational to the IT industry by providing a different market against Microsoft.
Challenge to EU Browser Settlement
Google, Mozilla, and Opera are still concerned about the Microsoft settlement even though the EU approved Microsoft’s plan to allow customers a choice of browsers, not automatically only provide Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Net Applications recent market share reports indicates that “Internet Explorer has a 67 percent share of the global browser market,… Firefox has 24 percent, Apple’s Safari, 4.4 percent, Google’s Chrome, 3.5 percent, and Opera, 2 percent.” On the surface it seems that Microsoft’s competitors should be able to increase their EU market share based on the settlement, but stay tuned to see how the EU reacts to these new complaints.
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