CARTELS

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).

European Commission publishes official summary of water management products cartel (Case COMP/39.611, OJ C 335/04, 1.11.2012)

MERGERS

Phase I Clearance

PUBLICATIONS/EVENTS 

 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

Al-Qaida

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).