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13 Apr 12

Weekly Alert - 13 April 2012


Mergers Notified  
COMP/M.6518: ESB NM/BPAEL/Heliex Power Limited Notice
COMP/M.6530: EDF/Edison Notice
COMP/M.6551: Kellogg Company/Pringles Snack Business Notice
Competition – General  
Case 2324/08: Société Bouygues Telecom v France Judgment
Case T-273/09: Associazione Giulemanidallajuve v Commission Judgment
State Aid – General  
EC opens in depth investigation into potential French aid at Carcassonne airport Press Release
Electronic Communications  
Neelie Kroes speech: “Ingredients for ICT success in Italy” Speech
EC consultation: rules for the “Internet of Things” Press Release


Government proposal of amendments to the Act Against Restraints of Competition (German only) Press Release
Joint energy monitoring of Federal Cartel Office and Federal Network Agency: players to provide data until 4 May 2012 Press Release

United Kingdom

Mergers – Invitation to Comment  
J Sainsbury plc/Rontec Investments Notice
Mergers Referred  
DCC Energy UK Limited from Rontec Investments LLP of certain businesses previously owned by Total Downstream UK plc Press Release
Competition Commission  
CC to investigate privately funded healthcare services market

CC Press Release

OFT Press Release

VPS/SitexOrbis merger investigation – Issues Statement published Press Release
British Telecommunications PLC v Office of Communications (Mobile Call Termination); Everything Everywhere Limited v Office of Communications (Mobile Call Termination); Hutchison 3G (UK) Limited v Office of Communications (Mobile Call Termination); Vodafone Limited v Office of Communications (Mobile Call Termination)

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Competition General  
Statement published by the Government on reform of consumer bodies, confirming that the Competition and Markets Authority will have consumer protection powers Statement
National Grid Electricity Transmission v ABB Judgment
Pinewood Laboratories v Reckitt Benckiser No Link Available
Electronic Communictaions  
Ofcom: provisional conclusions relating to the dispute over BT’s charges for WES Update Note
Ofcom: update on dispute between Cable & Wireless and BT over BT’s charges for Ethernet services Update Note
Ofcom: update note on dispute over BT’s Standard Interconnect Agreement Update Note
Ofgem: “Transmission Investment Incentives: Statutory consultation and Notices under section 11A(2) of the Electricity Act 1989 of proposed modifications to electricity transmission licences” Consultation
Ofgem: “Feed-in Tariff Levelisation Report Oct to Dec 2011” and “Feed-in Tariff Installation Report 31 March 2012” published

Levelisation Report

Installation Report

DECC – Smart Meter Implementation Programme published Programme Update
DECC: proposed new power for Ofgem to compel regulated energy businesses to provide redress to consumers


Impact Assessment



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