Spotlight

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 26/09/2014

26 September 2014

Weekly Alert

Europe

Mergers Invitation to Comment

M.7339: AbbVie/Shire

M.7342: Alcoa/Firth Rixson

M.7330: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries/Siemens/Metal Technologies JV

Mergers

M.7194: Liberty Global/Corelio/W&W/De Vijver Media

Energy

CEER memo

ACER:

Competition General

EC publishes decision rejecting complaint alleging Visa and MasterCard refused to provide payment services

EC publishes September Infringements package: Main Decisions

Summary of EC

Carles Esteva Mosso speech:

Joaquin Almunia speech:

Joaquin Almunia speech:

State Aid

EC publishes non-confidential version of decision approving UK Capacity Market electricity generation scheme

EC opens two in depth investigations into French exceptional and temporary support package for restructuring of FagorBrandt and Mory-Ducros

United Kingdom

Mergers Invitation to Comment

London Stock Exchange/Frank Russell

Grahams The Family Dairy Limited/Quothquan Farms Limited

Roanza Limited/Enza Group Limited & Robert Smith Group Limited

Xchanging Holdings Limited/Total Objects Limited

Mergers In Depth Investigations

Coopervision (UK) Holdings Limited/Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Limited

CMA

Eurotunnel/SeaFrance

CMA reviewing undertakings given by Carlton and Granada following a CC report on proposed merger of the 2 businesses forming ITV plc

CMA finalises changes for car insurance market

CMA publishes 60 second guidance summaries on Advice for company directors on avoiding cartel infringements; Limiting risk in relation to competitors

Electronic Communications

Ofcom:

Ofcom own initiative investigation into

Energy

DECC:

DECC:

Ofgem:

Post

BIS Committee consultation into competition in the postal sector

Public Procurement

Cabinet Office consultation: