Legal and Regulatory

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 11/07/2014

11 July 2014

Weekly Alert

WFW Briefing


The failed P3 shipping alliance


Mergers Cleared

M.7231: Vodafone/ONO

Competition General

EC adopts White Paper consulting on possible reform of EU merger control rules

EC close investigation into generic pharmaceutical companies in France

EC fines Servier and five generic companies for curbing entry of cheaper versions of cardiovascular medicine

EC publishes July Infringements Package

EC requests position of national competition authorities be strengthened ensuring effective enforcement of competition rules throughout EU

Electronic Communications

EC welcomes Court judgment in Telef

State Aid

EC adopts revised guidelines for supporting firms in difficulty

EC adopts four decisions on regional investment aid for car manufacturers Porsche, BMW, AUDI and Ford

EC concludes Scandinavian Airlines did not receive state aid

EC questions tax exemptions for Dutch public companies and takes steps ensuring fair competition between EU ports

EC opens in depth investigation into Milan airport ground-handling services

United Kingdom

Competition and Markets Authority

David Currie speech at Chatham House Conference on

Mergers Invitation to Comment


Mergers Phase 2

iRI Inc/Aztec Group merger investigation reopened

Alliance Medical Group Limited/ the assets of IBA Molecular UK Limited merger provisional findings published

Electronic Communications


British Telecommunications Plc v Telef


Mary Starks (Director of Competition FCA) speech: