Spotlight

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation 13/03/15

13 March 2015

Weekly Alert

Europe

Mergers Invitation to Comment

M.7499: Altice/PT Portugal

M.7419: TeliaSonera/Telenor/JV

Mergers – Subject to Undertakings

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

M.7420: ZF/TRW

Mergers – In Depth Investigations

M.7278: General Electric/ALSTOM (Thermal Power – Renewable Power & Grid business)

Mergers – Prohibited

COMP/M.6166: NYSE Euronext/Deutsche Börse

Competition General

EC welcomes European Parliament’s vote capping interchange fees and improving competition for card-based payments

Energy

EC reports key electricity interconnection between France and Spain now completed

CEER publishes Energy regulators’ strategy strengthening position of consumers

EC opens consultation into proposed Smart Grid Projects of Common Interest

State Aid

EC opens in depth investigation into UK public measures in favour of Lynemouth power plant

EC opens in depth investigation into Hungarian advertisement tax

United Kingdom

CMA Mergers Invitation to Comment

Greene King/Spirit Pub Company

BT Group/EE

Electronic Communications

Ofcom: “measurement framework for media plurality”

Ofcom: “Manually configurable white space devices”

Energy

DECC: “Electricity Market Reform – Contracts for Difference Consultation on changes to the CFD Contract & CFD Regulations”