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PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2020

UK energy watchdog alleges abuse in payments market

The UK’s energy regulator has accused a payment provider of abusing its dominance by including years-long exclusivity clauses in its contracts with energy retailers and suppliers that prevented them from using rival payment services.

Gowling WLG | United Kingdom | 24 Jan 2020

Implications of Ofgem's targeted charging review decision

Kirath Bharya, an associate from our Energy and Regulated Industries team, recently contributed to a LexisNexis' article that discusses Ofgem's recent…
Article Compliance

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Mar 2019

Difficulties in challenging regulatory action demonstrated again by High Court

Npower is one of the "big six" gas and electricity suppliers to homes and businesses in Great Britain. Ofgem has broad regulatory powers including…
Article Compliance

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 16 Jan 2019

Focus Antitrust - 16 January 2019

Ofgem has opened an investigation into whether there has been an infringement of Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998 and Article 102 of the Treaty…

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Dec 2018

The End of the Triad? Update on Ofgem's Targeted Charging Review

On 28 November 2018, Ofgem published its “minded to” decision on its Targeted Charging Review. The decision sets out Ofgem’s view that the residual…

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Dec 2018

New guidance from Ofgem for Operators of Essential Services

Ofgem has published guidance for Operators of Essential Services ("OES") in the energy sector. The guidance aims to support OES with meeting their…
Article Compliance

Slaughter and May | China, European Union, United Kingdom | 5 Dec 2018

Competition and Regulatory Newsletter - 5 December 2018

On 27 November 2018, following an in-depth Phase II investigation, the European Commission announced that it has decided to unconditionally approve…

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Nov 2018

GEMA v Npower: lessons for challenging regulatory decisions and obligations

It is rare for Ofgem’s enforcement activity to make it into the courts. But the short 5 October judgment in GEMA v Npower contains some important…

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 26 Sep 2018

Our future REMIT: the implications of Brexit on the UK energy sector

The Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) is one EU measure which the UK has promoted with enthusiasm; it is among…

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Sep 2018

A short guide to Ofgem remedies for sectoral non-compliance

This note gives a brief overview of the remedies available to Ofgem when faced with non-compliance in the “sectoral” regime (detailed below). Summer…
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