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Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 10/10/2014

10 October 2014

Weekly Alert

In the News

EC publishes Competition Policy Brief on White Paper proposals to extend EU Merger Regulation to cover acquisitions of minority interests

Europe

Mergers Invitation to Comment

M.7297: Dolby/Doremi/Highlands

M.7307: Electricity Supply Board/Vodafone Ireland/JV

M.7333: Alitalia/Etihad

M.7359: PCCR USA/Total

M.7095: SOCAR/DESFA

Mergers

M.7265: Zimmer/Biomet

Mergers Cleared

M.7220: Chiquita Brands International/Fyffes

Mergers Cleared

M.7277: Eli Lilly/Novartis Animal Health

M.7217: Facebook/WhatsApp

Competition General

EC publishes results of retail food study

EC closes investigation into internet connectivity services but continues to monitor the sector

Case T?534/11: Schenker AG v Commission (not available in English)

EC carries out dawn raids in biofuel sector

Energy

CEER position paper on EC

State Aid

EC opens in depth investigation into transfer pricing arrangements on corporate taxation of Amazon in Luxembourg

EC concludes modified UK measures for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant compatible with EU rules

Case T-542/11: Alouminion v Commission (not available in English)

Germany

Miscellaneous

Federal Cartel Office published guidance on domestic effect in merger control (currently in German only)

Results of Federal Cartel Office

Federal Cartel Office clears takeover of Jibi by B

United Kingdom

Competition General

BIS:

CMA

Alex Chisholm speech:

Philip Marsden speech:

Electronic Communications

Ofcom has appointed Jonathan Oxley as its new Group Director for Competition from November 2014

Ofcom has fined Three

Ofcom:

Energy

DECC press release regarding volume of interest in participation of first energy capacity market auction exceeding what the Government had planned to sell

House of Commons Public Accounts Committee - Sixteenth Report on Early contracts for renewable electricity

Ofgem update on market review of competition in the connections marketing review: issues limiting effective competition

DECC:

Ofgem has published its final decision on supplier reporting during the smart meter rollout

Transport

NATS (Services) Ltd v Gatwick Airport Ltd

Water

Ofwat: