A note aimed at those new to competition law.
Practitioner opinion articles on competition law developments and trends.
Key recent developments
- Commission White Paper on making EU merger control more effective
- Commission Communication on past and future of antitrust enforcement under Regulation 1/2003
- Commission adopts new technology transfer block exemption and guidelines
- Council announces COREPER agreement on antitrust damages directive
- CMA guidance on Competition Act investigations, cartel prosecutions, concurrency and consumer powers
- Private actions in competition law: Consumer Rights Bill introduced to Parliament
- CMA publishes vision, values and strategy and performance management framework and consults on annual plan and prioritisation principles
- CMA guidance on mergers, market studies and investigations, penalties, transparency and cost recovery
- Commission adopts package of measures to simplify procedures under EU Merger Regulation
- Commission approves acquisition of CLECE by ACS
- Commission approves Greek financing of ELTA until 2015 but opens in-depth investigation for period to 2020
- Merger notifications
- Commission approves acquisition of Doeflex by INEOS
- Commission approves acquisition of GEA's heat exchanger business by Triton
- Electricity Market Reform implementing regulations and Capacity Market Rules published
- CMA publishes update on residential property management services market study and seeks views on possible remedial action
- Ofgem final guidance on Capacity Market Rules change process
- Third Ofcom consultation on annual licence fees for 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum
- Merger consultations
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17 September 2014.