In The News

Court of Appeal dismisses Network Rail appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Network Rail's appeal against the CMA’s decision that it breached the Chapter I and II prohibitions of the Competition Act 1998 by requiring use of a supplier qualification scheme. Click here.

Court of Appeal remits Pfizer/Flynn excessive pricing case to CMA

The Court of Appeal has remitted the excessive pricing case against Pfizer and Flynn to the CMA for reconsideration of the issues of abuse and penalty. In doing so, the Court clarified the approach that the CMA should adopt in excessive pricing cases. Click here.

European Commission accepts commitments by Transgaz in relation to natural gas exports from Romania

The European Commission has accepted commitments by Transgaz to make available capacities for natural gas exports from Romania to neighbouring Member States, in particular Hungary and Bulgaria. Click here.

EU

Mergers

• The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control over INWIT by Telecom Italia and Vodafone subject to conditions. Click here.

UK

CMA

• The CMA is proposing to refer the educational publishing merger between McGraw-Hill and Cengage for a detailed phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu. Click here.