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Telefonica O2’s acquisition of Hansenet cleared by European Commission
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • February 16 2010

The proposed acquisition of the German internet and telecommunications services provider Hansenet Telekommunikation GmbH by the Telefonica Group was given approval by the European Commission on 29 January 2010


Apple commits to cross-border warranty repair services for iPhone applications
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2010

In early 2010, the European Commission launched an investigation into Apple's policy of insisting on a "country of purchase" rule under which warranty repair services for iPhone applications were only available in the country where the iPhone was purchased


Polish telecommunications operator fined 127m for abuses on broadband market
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Poland
  • July 6 2011

On 22 June 2011, Telekomunikacja Polska (TP) was fined 127,554,194 for restricting access to competitors on the broadband market in Poland


Licensing of France’s fourth mobile phone operator did not involve state aid
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, France
  • May 12 2011

The procedure followed when awarding France's fourth 3G mobile phone licence did not result in state aid according to the Commission


ECJ confirms France Télécom received a selective advantage under the tax rules
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • December 16 2011

The ECJ upheld the General Court’s decision that the special tax regime afforded to France Télécom (FT) between 1994 and 2002 constituted state aid


Polish telecoms operator receives statement of objections
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Poland
  • March 22 2010

The European Commission announced, on 1 March 2010, that it has sent a Statement of Objections to Telekomunikacja Polska SA (TP) regarding alleged abuse of a dominant position within the Polish broadband services market


Regulation preventing excessive charges for mobile roaming is valid
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2010

Four leading European mobile telephone operators, Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and Telefónica, have challenged the validity of the EU's rules establishing a price ceiling for wholesale mobile roaming (the Roaming Regulation) before the High Court of England & Wales


OrangeT-Mobile merger cleared after parties agree to divest mobile spectrum rights
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union
  • March 4 2010

On 1 March 2010, the European Commission cleared the proposed joint venture between Orange UK (a subsidiary of France Telecom) and T-mobile UK (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) after the parties agreed to: divest one quarter of their rights over the 1800 MHz spectrum band used by mobile phone companies; and amend an existing network sharing agreement with a competitor, Hutchinson 3G UK


Carphone Warehouse set to acquire Tiscali
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2009

Tiscali UK, a subsidiary of Italian giant Tiscali SpA, will be acquired by the Carphone Warehouse Group Plc UK following a decision by the European Commission that the merged entity will not significantly impede competition in the European Economic Area


Single meeting held to be concerted practice
  • Nabarro LLP
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • July 13 2009

On 4 June 2009, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a single meeting between Dutch mobile phone operators could result in anti-competitive collusion in breach of Article 81(1) EC