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Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 15/01/2014

15 January 2014

Weekly Alert

Europe

Mergers Invitation to Comment

COMP/M.7148: Borealis European Holdings/First State Investments/Fortum Distribution Finland

COMP/M.7103: USS/OPTrust/PGGM/Global V

COMP/M.7063: Vestas Wind Systems/Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/JV

COMP/M.7138: ThyssenKrupp/Acciai Speciali Terni/Outokumpu VDM

COMP/M.7127: Carlyle/MDP/Chesapeake/MPS

Mergers Cleared

COMP/M.7023: Publicis/Omnicom

Competition General

EC opens investigation into restrictions affecting cross border provision of pay TV services

Energy

CEER launches

CEER: updated Work Programme 2014

France

Energy

EDF fined

Germany

Miscellaneous

First fines imposed in cartel proceedings against breweries

Federal Grid Agency confirmed Electricity Network Development Plan 2013 and Offshore Network Development Plan 2013

Italy

Abuse of Dominance

AGCM initiates investigation against SEA for alleged infringement of Article 102

United Kingdom

Mergers Invitation to Comment

Stagecoach Bus Holdings Limited/capital of Go West Travel Limited

CAT

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

Competition Commission

CC to reconsider jurisdiction issue in Groupe Eurotunnel/SeaFrance case

CC paves the way for new cement producer following the market aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete investigation

Competition General

CMA, BIS and OFT publishes outcome of

Energy

DECC:

DECC:

Ofgem:

Transport

CAA publishes final decisions on economic regulation at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted