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.
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.
Italy - December 16 2011 The Italian competition authority launched a long-delayed investigation into the Alitalia-CAI merger to determine its impact on the profitable Rome-Milan route and 17 other destinations.
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.
United Kingdom - December 16 2011 The UK market for auditing services over the past decade has been dominated by four large firms.