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Virgin Media has called for the European Commission to allow CK Hutchison, owner of the Three mobile network, to buy O2. 05 Feb 2016
Recent figures from accountancy firm Moore Stephens showed that insolvencies among oil industry businesses in the UK were on the rise in 2015, and many anticipate that 2016 will see further growth in corporate failures as a result of the oil price. 04 Feb 2016
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
In April 2014 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) were merged into a new body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has stronger powers of investigation and takes a more proactive and much tougher approach to...
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as asset transfers, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts...
This guide was updated in October 2013.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
This guide is based on UK law. It was written in October 2010.
FOCUS: Delayed or denied regulatory approvals top the list of factors seen as most likely to jeopardise future oilfield services mergers and acquisitions - but not all such deals will catch the attention of competition authorities. 04 Feb 2016
The UK's telecoms regulator has raised concerns with the European Commission over the proposed merger of Three and O2. The Commission is currently reviewing the transaction under its merger control regime. 02 Feb 2016
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