Swiss competition authorities carry out dawn raids in the civil engineering sector. On 1 November 2012, COMCO announced that it had carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the market for road and building construction (Press Release).
Phase I Clearance
- M.6665 – Sun Capital Partners/Rexam Personal Home Care and Packaging Business (IP/12/1163, 30.10.2012).
- M.6677 – MOL/KMG EP/JV (EXME 31.10.12).
- M.6706 – Continental AG/SK Innovation (EXME 31.10.12).
UK Competition Commission publishes final Merger Procedural Guidelines. The Guidelines (CC18) describe the main stages of a merger inquiry and are intended to help parties prepare for their participation when such inquiries are conducted by the CC (Press Release).
Save the date: EU Competition Forum – Brussels, 28 February 2013. The European Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia, will host a debate about EU competition. Registrations will open shortly.
EU ECONOMIC SANCTIONS UPDATES
On 30 October 2012, Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1002/2012 of 29October 2012 was published in the Official Journal (OJ L 300/43, 30.10.2012) amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 (see HMT Financial Sanctions Notice 30/10/12).