Spotlight – Competition & Regulation 06/02/15

6 February 2015

Weekly Alert


Mergers Cleared Subject to Conditions

M.7276: GlaxoSmithKline/Novartis vaccines business (excl. influenza)/Novartis consumer health business

M.7275: Novartis/GlaxoSmithKline oncology business

M.7379: Mylan/Abbott EPD-DM

Competition General

EC fines for participation in Yen interest rate derivatives sector cartel

Electronic Communications

BEREC adopts Opinion on draft measures in call termination on individual public telephone networks at fixed locations in Germany

State Aid

EC opens in depth investigation into Belgian excess profit ruling system

Case T-473/12: Aer Lingus Ltd v Commission and Case T-500/12 Ryanair Ltd v Commission

EC approves UK flood reinsurance scheme

EC accepts France’s commitments relating to fiscal exemptions for certain maritime chartering services

United Kingdom


Stephen Blake speech: 'Challenges in the field of economic and financial crime in Europe'

CMA Mergers – Invitation to Comment

Forfarmers UK/Countrywide Farmers

Ticketmaster Europe Holdco/Seatwave

Crawford & Company Adjusters (UK)/GAB Robins Holdings UK

CMA Mergers – Issues Statements

Reckitt Benckiser/K-Y brand

Electronic Communications

Ofcom rejects Virgin Media’s application requesting a delay to the Premier League auction

Ofcom varies licences of UK’s mobile network operators aiming to improve mobile coverage in UK


Ofwat: Water companies announces 2015-2016 bills