Ofgem is proposing to accept commitments offered by SSE plc to address competition concerns identified by Ofgem during the course of its investigation into whether SSE abused a dominant position in the electricity connections market. The commitments offered by SSE are intended to ensure that there is a broad equivalence of quotations and charges issued by SSE for the same site. Click here.
CMA publishes its final report in energy market investigation
The CMA has concluded its energy market investigation, setting out a wide range of reforms which it believes will increase competition in the market for the benefit of customers. Click here.
Articles 101 and 102
The General Court has issued its judgment on the appeal against the European Commission’s decision regarding a non-compete clause between Portugal Telecom and Telefónica, which the Commission found prevented the two parties from competing in the other’s home market in breach of Article 101. The non-compete clause was agreed in connection with Telefónica’s acquisition of the Brazilian mobile operator Vivo from Portugal Telecom. The General Court has upheld the Commission’s reasoning, but has found that the fine must be recalculated to exclude certain sales not linked to the infringement. Click here.