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Conflict minerals: the EU’s proposal on responsible sourcing
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

In March 2014, the European Commission proposed a draft Regulation establishing an EU system of self-certification for EU importers of tin, tantalum


Certain EU Iran sanctions to be suspended
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • January 16 2014

Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany


ECJ rules on preferential access to electricity transmission system in Slovakia
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Slovakia
  • September 26 2011

On 15 September 2011, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) dismissed an action by the Commission in which it claimed that the Slovak Republic had breached rules on non-discriminatory access to electricity transmission systems


European Parliament passes new rules on wholesale energy trading
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • September 26 2011

On 14 September 2011, the European Parliament approved the EU Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (“REMIT”) which aims to increase transparency in the energy wholesale market


Commission publishes communication on security of energy supply
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • September 26 2011

On 7 September 2011, the Commission published a communication entitled “The EU energy policy: Engaging with partners beyond our borders”


The General Court annuled the fines imposed by the European Commission on two Japanese producers in the gas insulated switchgear cartel
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • September 30 2011

In March, several European producers obtained fine reductions in the gas insulated switchgear cartel case


Greece needs to recover around 17 million from Aluminium of Greece
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Greece
  • July 18 2011

On 13 July 2011 the Commission concluded that lower electricity tariffs granted in 2007- 2008 by the Greek state-owned Public Power Corporation to Aluminium of Greece conferred an undue advantage to the company, in breach of EU state aid rules


Commission opens formal proceedings against Czech electricity incumbent CEZ
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Czech Republic, European Union
  • July 18 2011

On 15 July 2011 the Commission opened formal anti-trust proceedings to investigate whether CEZ a.s., the incumbent electricity producer in the Czech Republic, abused its dominant position on the Czech electricity market, in particular by hindering the entry of competitors, in breach of EU antitrust rules


Regulation on energy market integrity and transparency published
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • December 16 2011

On 8 December 2011, Regulation 12272011 on energy market integrity and transparency (“REMIT”) was published in the Official Journal


European Union tightens sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union, Syria
  • September 7 2011

The European Union has adopted new sanctions against Syria, including an oil embargo, that entered into force on 3 September 2011 and build upon EU sanctions that became effective on 10 May 2011