On 02 September, the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) referred the proposed UK construction materials JV between Anglo American PLC and Lafarge S.A to the Competition Commission (“CC”) for further investigation. The proposed JV involves a number of overlaps between the parties’ activities and also raised concerns that the JV could foreclose suppliers. Read more. The CC is expected to report by 16 February 2012 and would like to hear from all interested parties, in writing, by 23 September 2011. Read more.