Legal and Regulatory

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 17/09/2014

17 September 2014

Weekly Alert


Mergers Invitation to Comment

M.7217: Facebook/WhatsApp

M.7277: Eli Lilly/Novartis Animal Health

M.7360: 21st Century Fox/Apollo

M.7366: Whirlpool/Indesit

Mergers Cleared

M.7332: BSkyB/Sky Deutschland/Sky Italia

M.7340: Ferrero International/Oltan Group

Competition General

EC welcomes Court judgment confirming MasterCard's payment card interchange fees are anti-competitive

EC fines smart card chip producers

Case T-471/11:

Joined Cases C-184/13 to C-187/13, C-194/13, C-195/13 and C-208/13: Anonima Petroli Italiana SpA v Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti and Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico

Joaquin Almunia speech:

Joaquin Almunia speech:

State Aid

EC approves



Federal Network Authority has launched the first procedure for allocating offshore grid connection capacity under new rules (German only)

Federal Cartel Office imposes further fines on manufacturers of concrete paving stones on account of price-fixing agreements.

Federal Cartel Office clears acquisition by the Remondis group of four Sita waste management sites in Baden-W

United Kingdom


Statement on future progress of ongoing investigation into MasterCard and Visa MIF following Court of Justice Judgement in the MasterCard appeal

Final commitments accepted from Epyx Limited in relation to platform services for automotive sector

Alex Chisholm speech:

Alex Chisholm speech:

Electronic Communications




House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

DECC publishes FAQs on Contracts for Differences




CMA consultation on amended draft order to implement remedies in private healthcare market investigation