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OFT’s first review of NHS Foundation Trust merger

United Kingdom - January 10 2013 The Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) review of a merger between two NHS Foundation Trusts is the first of its kind following the enactment of the Health...

Cyrus Mehta, Kabir Garyali.

Commission erroneously evaluated tender on the basis of bidders’ experience

European Union - December 16 2011 The General Court (GC) has criticised the European Commission’s basing of the award of a contract on the criterion of the tenderers’ experience in breach of procurement rules which require experience to be assessed at the selection stage....

Cyrus Mehta, Rachel Bickler.

The OFT’s case goes up in smoke

United Kingdom - December 16 2011 The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) handed down a judgment on 12 December 2011, in which it refused to permit the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to alter and refine its case against members of an alleged tobacco cartel....

Cyrus Mehta, Rachel Bickler.

Copper cartel participant’s human rights appeal rejected by ECJ

European Union - December 16 2011 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected arguments by two participants in a copper cartel that the General Court infringed community law and their fundamental right to a fair trial by failing to carry out an adequate review of the Commission’s decision....

Cyrus Mehta, Rachel Bickler.

Fines imposed as refrigerator cartel participants settle

European Union - December 16 2011 The Commission has imposed fines totalling 161m on four producers of refrigeration compressors for operating an illegal cartel....

Cyrus Mehta, Rachel Bickler.