Spotlight

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 08/01/2014

8 January 2014

Weekly Alert

Europe

Mergers

COMP/M.7018: Telef

Mergers

EC continues inquiry into planned acquisition of Cemex West by Holcim in cement industry and will not refer case to Germany

Competition General

EC receives request from Magyar Posta to exempt it from Utilities Directive for certain postal services in Hungary

State Aid

EC:

The European Commission has published the new Regulations on de minimis state aid

Germany

Miscellaneous

Household appliance manufacturer Bosch Siemens Hausger

Federal Cartel Office

United Kingdom

Mergers Invitation to Comment

Rentokil Initial (UK) PLC/Green Compliance PLC

CAT

(1) Verizon UK Limited and (2) Vodafone Limited v Office of Communications

Competition Commission

CC provisional decision against varying or removing undertakings restricting how IMS Health Incorporated sells its specialised pharmaceutical data services

Global Radio/GMG merger inquiry

Cineworld/City Screen merger inquiry

Competition General

OFT:

Electronic Communications

Ofcom:

Energy

Ofgem:

Ofgem responds to allegations of energy suppliers paying more for electricity than market rate

Health

Monitor:

Water

Ofwat: letter from Sonia Brown to regulators: