Spotlight – Competition & Regulation 19/12/14

19 December 2014

Weekly Alert


Mergers – Subject to Conditions

M.7387: BP/Statoil Fuel and Retail Aviation

M.7252: Holcim/Lafarge

Mergers – In Depth Investigations

M.7292: DEMB/Mondelēz/Charger OpCo

Competition General

EC announces launch of market tests in investigations in online hotel booking sector by French, Swedish and Italian competition authorities

EC consultation: Proposed changes to antitrust procedures aligning with Directive on damages actions

Case T-72/09: Pilkington Group Ltd and Others v Commission

Margrethe Vestager speech at High Level Forum of Member States

Electronic Communications

BEREC adopts Opinion following investigation into call termination on individual public telephone networks provided at fixed location in Germany

Case T-201/11: Si.mobil telekomunikacijske storitve v Commission


ACER adopts REMIT Implementing Acts

State Aid

EC extends information enquiry into tax rulings practice encompassing all Member States

EC actions State aid modernisation and calls for better cooperation with Member States boosting growth

Case T-487/11: Banco Privado Português, SA and Massa Insolvente do Banco Privado Português, SA v Commission

United Kingdom


CMA and French Autorité de la concurrence joint report: Economics of open and closed systems

Electronic Communications

Ofcom: “Public Service Content in a Connected Society: Ofcom’s third review of public service broadcasting”


Ofgem: “Cap and floor regime: Initial Project Assessment for the NSN interconnector to Norway”