Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 14/03/2014

14 March 2014

Weekly Alert


Competition General

EESC opinion on Antitrust Damages Directive

Almunia: Competition policy and the global economy

Mergers Invitation to Comment

COMP/M.7109: Deutsche Telekom/ GTS

Mergers In Depth Investigations

COMP/M.7061: Huntsman Corporation/Equity Interests held by Rockwood Holdings

Mergers Cleared

COMP/M.7158: GlencoreXstrata/Sumitomo/Clermont JV

Electronic Communications

BEREC Benchmark Report on International Roaming April - September 2013


ACER: Report on influence of bidding zones on electricity markets

State Aid

EC: in-depth investigation on alleged aid to public transport in Ile-de-France

EC approves aid to Liverpool cruise terminal


Competition General

AGCM fines HERA and Herambiente over EUR 1.8m for abuse of dominance

AGCM adopts new filing thresholds for merger control in Italy

AGCM publishes new Italian Antitrust Review

United Kingdom

Competition General

CMA: the new UK competition authority in the European context

CMA: Guidance Documents

OFT consults on commitments on platform services for automotive sector

OFT publishes update on banking services for SMEs market study

Competition Appeal Tribunal

CAT: draft rules for collective procedures and settlements

CAT: BT application to amend Notice of Appeal Rejected

Electronic Communications


Ofcom: renewed Channel 4 licence

Ofcom GC4 investigation extended


International Cooperation in Offshore Wind Energy - Speech

DECC: RO Transition and Grace Periods

DECC: Ministerial Statement following EU Energy Council