DOMINANCE

Commission publishes summary of commitments accepted by Czech electricity incumbent. The Commission has now published a summary of the commitments accepted from CEZ, the Czech electricity incumbent, related to the Czech market for the generation and wholesale supply of electricity (OJ C 251/4, 31.08.2013). The commitments addressed the Commission’s concerns that CEZ may have abused a dominant position by reserving capacity in the transmission network (IP/13/320) (see Volume 1, Edition 23).

EU MERGERS

Phase I Clearance

  • M.6863 – Avnet / MSC (04.09.2013) (MEX/2013/0904).
  • M.6978 – Banco Popular / Crédit Mutuel / ATM Business (03.09.2013) (simplified review).
  • M.6989 – Aqualia / Mitsui (02.09.2013) (simplified review).
  • M.7002 – M&G / Alliance Medical (02.09.2013) (simplified review).

UK DOMINANCE

OFT closes Chapter II investigation into the supply of certain business continuity services. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced the closure of its investigation into the provision of business continuity services it has determined that the investigation is no longer an administrative priority (Case No: C/E9693-12 (as reported in Volume 1, Issue 14) (OFT Press Release).

UK MERGERS

Competition Commission publishes final report on AEG/Wembley Arena merger. On 2 September 2013, the Competition Commission (CC) published its final report clearing the completed acquisition by AEG Facilities (UK) Limited of the contract to manage Wembley Arena (reported in Volume 1, Edition 37) (see AEG / Wembley Arena merger).

UK MARKET INVESTIGATIONS

Competition Commission publishes provisional findings in private healthcare market investigation in full. On 2 September 2013, the CC published the full text of its provisional findings in the market investigation into the supply or acquisition of privately funded healthcare services in the UK (see Volume 1, Edition 41).

PUBLICATIONS

European Commission publishes overview of State aid decisions and on-going in-depth investigations in the context of the financial crisis: MEMO/13/762.

UK Office of Fair Trading publishes response to FOIA request related to investigation sources: Summary dated 31 August 2013.