Legal and Regulatory

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 04/04/2014

4 April 2014

Weekly Alert


Competition General

Joaquin Almunia speeches:

EC fines producers of high voltage power cables

EC fines producers of steel abrasives

EC sends statement of objections to Marine Harvest ASA for early implementation of its acquisition of competitor Morpol ASA, both of Norway

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of European Parliament approves Proposal for an antitrust damages Directive

Electronic Communications

European Parliament in favour of new telecommunications package

Neelie Kroes Speech The frontline of freedom: Defending the open internet and net neutrality


ACER issues Opinion on the Network Code on Electricity Balancing

ACER assesses policy options for harmonised transmission tariff structures in gas sector

State Aid

Case C-559/12: France v Commission

Case C-224/12 P: Commission v Kingdom of the Netherlands and ING Groep NV



AGCM publishes commitments of Power-One Italy S.p.A.

United Kingdom

Mergers Invitation to Comment

Bank of Montreal/F&C Asset Management Limited

Interserve Plc/Rentokil


Skyscanner Limited v Competition and Markets Authority

Competition Commission

CMA publishes Annual Plan and Prioritisation Principles

CMA publishes

CMA to review proposed merger of Frimley Park and Heatherwood and Wexham NHS Hospitals

CMA publishes final report on measures to increase competition in private healthcare market

CMA Chairman David Currie speech to the European Consumer Summit in Brussels entitled

Electronic Communications

Ed Richards Speech at the IIC:


Ofcom own-initiative investigation against Communications Providers who provide fixed-line telecommunications services and who engage in sales and marketing activity and/or use

Ofcom has published its 2014/15 Annual Plan, confirming its strategy and work programme for the next financial year



DECC speech:

DECC publishes Government response to Smart Energy Code consultation