In This Issue:

- Back to the Future? Back to the Past!

- Interview: African Merger Control: Interview with the COMESA Competition Commission



- Comparing apples and oranges: the concept of state aid and the case of La Poste’s unlimited guarantee

- Across the EU, price fixers can be liable for damages outside of cartel


- Successful DOJ extradition and conviction: what non-US executives should know


- New settlement procedure in Hungary available from 1 July 2014

*The Netherlands

- New policy rules look at sustainability initiatives in light of the cartel prohibition


- Imposition of filing obligation below notification thresholds


- RCC issues guidelines on co-investment agreements for mobile electronic networks


- Russia abolishes merger control subsequent notification procedure


- First Steps of the New Competition Authority

- Lafarge Tarmac – Appeal of UK Plant Divestment

- Foundation Trust Hospitals Merger


*United States:

- The agencies’ eyes are roving: what’s inside the FTC and DOJ 2013 Report

- Excerpt from Interview with the COMESA Competition Commission:

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s (COMESA) Competition Commission (CCC) has now been reviewing mergers and acquisitions for almost nineteen months, having commenced operations on 14 January 2013. The CCC is the supranational competition authority of the COMESA free-trade bloc of 19 member states. Growing pains are inevitable, and the newest competition authority of Africa is about to undergo a first round of reform. DLA Piper’s Michael Marelus sat down with Mr Willard Mwemba,1 head of mergers and acquisitions at the CCC, to talk about the CCC and its latest developments...

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