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European Commission clears T-Mobile and Orange merger with conditions
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 21 2010

The conditional approval by the European Commission ("Commission") on March 1, 2010 of the merger of the UK mobile operations of Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom brings closure to the latest round of the long-running saga of T-Mobile UK's potential sale in a depressed financial climate

Antitrust alert: UK mobile operator challenges OFCOM decision to prevent 3G deployment
  • Jones Day
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 16 2010

On 26 May 2010, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal published an appeal by mobile operator O2 against the Office of Communications (OFCOM), the UK telecoms and media regulator, challenging OFCOM's refusal to allow deployment of 3G services in 900 Mhz frequencies

Mobile and fixed-line termination charges
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 20 2009

During May, there were some significant developments in relation to mobile and fixed-line termination charges across Europe

Commission considers Welsh public sector network scheme does not constitute state aid
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 12 2007

The Commission has decided that the procurement of a high bandwidth network service by the Welsh Assembly Government for public sector organisations in Wales does not constitute state aid within the meaning of Article 87 (1) of the EC Treaty and so has not raised any objections to implementation of the project

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

British regulator seeks EC permission to review T-MobileOrange deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 5 2010

On Wednesday, Great Britain’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) petitioned the European Commission (EC) for rights to review the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Orange’s mobile phone operations in the United Kingdom (UK), warning that “the joint venture threatens significantly to affect competition in mobile telecommunications in the U.K.”

Preview 2013 (UK law)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

2013 will herald some significant changes to the UK legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to executive remuneration and narrative

CMS quarterly communications update April 2012
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Austria, Bulgaria, European Union, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Global, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Poland, Serbia
  • April 30 2012

This edition includes contributions from the United Kingdom, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine

Commission opens Phase II investigation into TelefónicaVodafoneEverything Everywhere mobile commerce joint venture
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 17 2012

On 13 April 2012, the European Commission announced that it has decided to open an in-depth Phase II investigation into the proposed creation of a joint venture in the UK between Vodafone, Telefónica and Everything Everywhere

Review of 2009 and preview of 2010
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

The transition from 2009 to 2010 sees some significant legislative chapters closing, notably the Companies Act 2006, Rome I and II, the Banking Act 2009 and the Lisbon Treaty