European Commission gives conditional approval to Hutchison/ VimpelCom telecoms joint venture in Italy
The European Commission has approved the proposed telecommunications joint venture between Hutchison and VimpelCom in Italy following a phase 2 merger investigation. The transaction combines VimpelCom's subsidiary WIND with Hutchison's subsidiary H3G, respectively the third and fourth largest operators in the Italian retail mobile market. The approval is conditional on the divestment of sufficient assets intended to enable a new operator to enter the market. Click here.
The CMA has published its final report on the private healthcare market investigation following remittal from the Competition Appeal Tribunal, concluding that additional remedies in London’s private healthcare market would not be proportionate. Click here.