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OFT considers Article 9 request in relation to Thomas CookCGL GroupMidlands Co-operative Society merger
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The OFT has invited third parties to comment on a proposed merger between Thomas CookCGL GroupMidlands Co-operative Society


Commission approves BASF purchase of Cognis subject to conditions
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • November 30 2010

The Commission has approved the acquisition of the German chemicals company Cognis by rival BASF, subject to conditions


OFT closes investigation into suspected price co-ordination by retailers and suppliers in the grocery sector
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The OFT has announced that, in light of the OFT's administrative prioritisation principles, it has closed its investigation into suspected price coordination across the UK grocery sector


Commission fines members of air freight cartel 799 million
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • November 30 2010

The Commission has announced that 11 air cargo carriers are to be fined a total of 799 million for their involvement in a price fixing cartel which affected air cargo services within the EEA


OFT refers acquisition by Dorf Ketal Chemicals of titanate and zirconate business of Johnson Matthey to Competition Commission
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The OFT has announced it is to refer to the Competition Commission the acquisition of the titanate and zirconate business of Johnson Matthey plc (JM business) by Dorf Ketal Chemicals AG (Dorf


The Secretary of State issues European intervention notice in acquisition of shares in BSkyB by News Corp
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The Secretary of State has issued a European intervention notice, on media public interest grounds, into the proposed acquisition by News Corporation (News Corp) of the shares that it does not already own in British Sky Broadcasting plc (BSkyB


Competition Commission provisionally clears ZipcarStreetcar merger
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

The Competition Commission has provisionally cleared the completed acquisition (which occurred in April 2010) of Streetcar Limited (Streetcar) by Zipcar Inc (Zipcar), London's largest and second largest car clubs respectively


Commission sets out telecoms regulation priorities for 2011
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • November 30 2010

The Commission has set out the EU's priorities for 2011 in the telecoms regulation sector at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, with the transposition of new telecoms rules, next-generation broadband guidance and wireless spectrum receiving particular focus


Spanish competition authority gets tough on collecting societies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • November 30 2010

The Spanish competition authority, the Comisión Nacional de la Competencia (CNC), has recently launched two investigations for alleged violation of the national and EU rules on abuse of dominant position (Article 2 of the Spanish Competition Act n. 152007 of 3 July 2007 and Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU


Ofcom publishes non-infringement decision in residential broadband pricing investigation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 30 2010

Ofcom has published its decision that BT's pricing of residential broadband between June 2002 and December 2004 did not infringe either Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 or Article 102 of the TFEU