chapter  6
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Government, Law, and Political Risk in International Business

Mario Monti-judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one. That is how many bosses of American multinationals view the courtly Italian who heads the European Union’s (EU) Competition Commission. Europe’s antitrust chief rocked the industrial world in the summer of 2001 when he shot down the proposed $42 billion merger between General Electric Co. and Honeywell International Inc. But that could just be a warm-up act for Monti, who now has his sights set on another American behemoth, Microsoft. Born

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