Legal and Regulatory

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 14/02/2014

14 February 2014

Weekly Alert

In the News

European Commission receives improved commitments proposal from Google in relation to the on going antitrust investigation on online search and search advertising


Mergers Invitation to Comment

COMP/M.7104: Crown Holdings/Mivisa

COMP/M.7075: Cintra/Abertis/It

Competition General

OECD policy roundtable document:

EC: January infringements package: main decisions

EC fines producers of foam for mattresses, sofas and car seats in a cartel settlement

Electronic Communications

EC rejects Germany


EC refers Ireland to European Court of Justice for failing to fully transpose Renewable Energy Directive

ACER: Opinion on the ENTSO-E guideline for cost-benefit analysis of grid development projects

State Aid

EC consults on draft Communication on State aid to promote Important Projects of Common European Interest

EC approves regional aid map 2014-2020 for Czech Republic

EC authorises investment aid for


Siim Kallas speech:



German Cabinet proposed key elements of a reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act

Deutsche Bahn must offer use of the dam between the island of Sylt and the main land to telecommunication company which intends to lay a broadband cable



AGCM: commitments submitted by insurance companies relating to cartel investigation

AGCM: cartel investigation initiated against Novartis Farma S.p.A. and Italfarmaco S.p.A.

United Kingdom

Competition & Markets Authority

David Currie speech:

Mergers Invitation to Comment

Lafarge Tarmac Holdings/Tarmac Building Products

Competition Commission

Payday lending market update

Breedon may have to sell sites in three areas following its investigation into the aggregates market

Competition General

OFT issues Statement of Objections in care home medicine cartel

OFT brings criminal proceedings against individual in criminal cartel case involving supply of galvanised steel tanks for water storage in UK

The OFT has published its final principles for online and in-app games to be implemented in the next two months

Clive Maxwell speech:

The OFT has accepted formal commitments from two of the UK

Electronic Communications


Ofcom update:

Ofcom opens investigation into

Ofcom has reported that 3G mobile coverage requirements are now being met



Public Procurement

Cabinet Office publishes