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Focus Antitrust - 14 August 2014

14 August 2014

In the News

European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Bulgarian Energy Holding

The European Commission has sent a statement of objections to Bulgarian Energy Holding for the alleged abuse of its dominant position on the Bulgarian wholesale electricity market.

The Commission considers that certain territorial restrictions on resale contained in BEH's electricity supply contracts with traders on the non-regulated Bulgarian wholesale electricity market have the effect of distorting the allocation of electricity within the single market and raising artificial barriers to trade between Bulgaria and other member states.


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  • Details of an appeal by Pirelli against the European Commission's decision on the power cables cartel has been published in the Official Journal. 


  • The CMA has made an initial enforcement order (preventing pre-emptive action) under section 72 of the Enterprise Act 2002 addressed to Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Limited and Enterprise Rent-A-Car European Holdings Limited in respect of the completed acquisition by Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK Limited of Burnt Tree Holdings Limited.
  • The CMA has made an initial enforcement order addressed to ProStrakan Group plc in relation the completed acquisition by ProStraken Group Plc of Archimedes Pharma Limited.
  • The CMA has published its final report on its Phase II investigation into the anticipated acquisition of SurgiChem Limited by Omnicell, Inc/ MTS Medication Technologies, Inc. The final report confirms the CMA’s provisional findings that the merger will not lead to a substantial lessening of competition in any market, particularly that for the supply of adherence packaging in the UK.

This article was written by Paul Stone.  

For more information please contact Paul on +44 (0)20 7203 5110 or paul.stone@crsblaw.com.