Focus Antitrust - Competition Weekly Alert - 5 January 2012

Author:Mr Paul Stone
Profession:Charles Russell LLP
 
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In the News

The OFT has announced that it has closed its criminal investigation under the Enterprise Act 2002 into commercial vehicle manufacturers. Click here.

EU

Mergers – cleared

Unipapel/Spicers' European office supplies business. Click here. HBO/Ziggo. Click here. Lehnkering/Imperial Mobility. Click here. Wincanton International/Rhenus. Click here. State Aid

A European Commission notice on state aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for all 27 EU member states applicable from 1 January 2012 has been published in the Official Journal. Click here. The European Commission has issued a questionnaire to seek views to inform its review of the framework for state aid for research and development and innovation. Click here. Other

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper setting out details of discussions at hearings on arbitration and competition. Click here. UK

CAT

The CAT has published an order on disclosure and timetable in Albion Water's action to seek damages from Dwr Cymru for breach of the Chapter II prohibition of the Competition Act 1998. Click here. The CAT has published the...

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