South East/Mid Kent water merger process starts

OFT notice of the proposed merger between South East Water and Mid Kent Water. The law on water mergers is likely to require a mandatory reference to the Competition Commission to consider the prejudice to Ofwat's ability to make comparisons between water enterprises. The OFT is also consulting on the possibility of a lessening of competition. Responses by Friday 10 November 2006.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under Merger control, OFT, Water.

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