Legal and Regulatory

Spotlight – Competition & Regulation: 24/10/2014

24 October 2014

Weekly Alert


Mergers Invitation to Comment

M.7395: Mexichem/Vestolit

M.7393: Albemarle/Rockwood

M.7352: GDF Suez/SOPER/Natixis/LCS 1/LCS 2/LCS 5/LCS 9/LCSGO

M.7421: Orange/Jazztel

Competition General

EC settles RBS-JPMorgan cartel in derivatives based on Swiss franc LIBOR imposing a

EC sends Statement of Objections to Honeywell and DuPont over cooperation on new refrigerant used in car air conditioning systems

Joaquin Almunia speech:

EC seeks feedback on Skyteam airline alliance members commitments concerning transatlantic cooperation



EC publishes October infringements package: main decisions

Electronic Communications

EC asks German regulator to lower mobile call tariffs for fifth time


CEER consultation on draft CEER Vision on Regulatory Arrangements for the Gas Storage Market

CEER Status Review on monitoring access to EU LNG terminals in 2009-2013

ACER Market Monitoring Report 2014 published



Federal Cartel Office: revised market definition in the gas sector (currently German only)

Federal Network Authority: first decision on allocation of offshore grid connection capacity (currently German only)

United Kingdom


Barclays Plc/The Logic Group


Cineworld/City Screen


CMA issues 2 banks (First Trust Bank/ HSBC) with written directions to ensure they comply with existing requirements relating to banking services for SMEs

CMA issues supplementary statement of objections relating to the supply of paroxetine in the UK

Electronic Communications

Ofcom decision in the Complaint from TalkTalk Group against BT about alleged margin squeeze in relation to superfast broadband pricing

Ofcom publishes


Martin Wheatley speech: