The nascent UK Oil and Gas Authority (“OGA”), has issued an urgent Call to Action report setting out the main risks facing the UK oil and gas industry: insufficient profitablity leading to pre-mature asset decommissioning and...more
OFWAT, the economic regulator of the water and sewerage sector in England and Wales, has set out the price controls that companies must use for regulated activities from 2015 to 2020. This new economic settlement brings...more
The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has backed down from its decision in the Market Investigation into Privately Funded Healthcare Services (the “PH Investigation”), which required HCA to divest some of the private...more
The competition portfolio in President Juncker’s new Commission falls to Margrethe Vestager, a social liberal politician from Denmark.
Margrethe Vestager is expected to take up her post as the new Competition...more
EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia recently cited the French initiatives to block the GE-Alstom deal as an example of “worrying signals of protectionist threats” in Europe. France is not, however, to be singled out....more
Forward public announcements of prices and outputs are common in many industries. The effect of such announcements on competition has traditionally been considered ambiguous. Partly for that reason, simple price announcements...more
The January 2014 conditional clearance decision by the Chinese competition authorities regarding the acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo Fisher”) of Life Technologies Corporation illustrates some of the key...more