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Microsoft has appointed a new in-house lawyer to lead its antitrust clash with the European Commission.
Erich Andersen will replace Horacio Gutierrez as EMEA associate general counsel for law and corporate affairs. Gutierrez has moved back to Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington to handle intellectual property matters.
Andersen has been with Microsoft for 10 years and worked on the long-running dispute with Sun Microsystems over the licence of Java technology.
Andersen will be based in Paris but spend much of his time in Brussels working with the Commission.
In July, the European Commission has fined Microsoft $280.5m (£193.47m) for failing to comply with its 2004 antitrust ruling. Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith said the company would appeal the fine.