The Commission has set out the EU's priorities for 2011 in the telecoms regulation sector at the European Competitive Telecommunications Association, with the transposition of new telecoms rules, next-generation broadband guidance and wireless spectrum receiving particular focus.
Everything Everywhere claimed that BT should not be charging termination costs for calls to 080 numbers and that there should not be a link between their retail charges and BT's wholesale charges.
On 16 April 2010 the OFT found that two tobacco manufacturers and ten retailers had engaged in unlawful practices regarding the retail prices of tobacco products.
From 3 March 2011 storage system operators ("SSO") will be obliged to comply with the provisions of the Gas Regulation and relevant provisions of the Gas Directive in relation to gas storage facilities.
English Welsh & Scottish Railways Limited ("EWS") was found to have abused its dominant position in the market for haulage of coal by rail in Great Britain.
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Services (“FAS”) has fined the oil company Lukoil over 6.5 billion roubles (approximately 179 million), for abusing its dominant position in the wholesale market for oil products.
On 12 November 2009, the ECJ dismissed appeals which had been brought by SGL Carbon AG and Le Carbone Lorraine against a judgment of the CFI (now General Court).
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service ("FAS") has initiated proceedings against state-controlled natural gas company Gazprom for violating antimonopoly legislation by creating unlawful obstacles for entry to the gas market.
Only a few months after the conditional clearance of Mitsubishi Rayon’s acquisition of Lucite (Note: Hammonds’ represented Lucite), on 28 September 2009 the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) cleared two foreign-to-foreign transactions, subject to conditions.
On 9 September 2009, the Court of First Instance (CFI) dismissed an action by Clearstream Banking AG (Clearstream) and its parent, Clearstream International SA, against a Commission decision that they had breached Article 82 of the EC Treaty.