United Kingdom - December 16 2011 Following an initial review and report the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is proposing to ask the CC to undertake a detailed investigation of the competition in the £5bn privately funded healthcare services market.
European Union - December 16 2011 Due to prolonged financial tension caused by the sovereign debt crisis, the Commission has extended the temporary state aid crisis framework to assess public support to financial institutions.
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.
European Union - December 16 2011 The European Commission has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate whether five international publishers (Hacette Livre, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and Macmillan) engaged in anti-competitive, illegal agreements for the sale of e-books.
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.