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Wed 10 Dec 2008Merger Action Group v UK Government [2008] CAT 36
Fri 28 Nov 2008Appeal against HBOS/Lloyds TSB merger clearance
Wed 26 Nov 2008Competition Commission guidelines on merger remedies
Tue 18 Nov 2008OFT clears Arriva's take-over of KMP bus service
Mon 03 Nov 2008UK Government holding company for banks (UKFI)
Fri 31 Oct 2008Lord Mandelson's grounds for clearing HBOS/Lloyds TSB
Fri 31 Oct 2008OFT report on proposed Lloyds TSB/HBOS merger
Fri 24 Oct 2008Competition Commission delays report on BOC / Ineos Chlor
Tue 07 Oct 2008Grounds for Government intervention in HBOS/Lloyds
Thu 02 Oct 2008Ofgem's work on EDF / British Energy merger
Mon 29 Sep 2008Sky v Government and Virgin (ITV stake) [2008] CAT 25
Fri 26 Sep 2008Stagecoach/Cavalier merger of "insufficient importance"
Thu 25 Sep 2008OFT invites comments on HBOS / Lloyds TSB
Fri 19 Sep 2008OFT update on future changes to merger guidance
Thu 18 Sep 2008Government clarification on HBOS/Lloyds TSB merger control
Wed 17 Sep 2008Suspension of independence of UK competition authorities?
Tue 16 Sep 2008CC proposes to prohibit BOC/Ineos Chlor
Fri 12 Sep 2008Sony/BMG second merger clearance
Tue 09 Sep 2008MyTravel v Commission (damages) [2008] EUECJ T-212/03
Mon 14 Jul 2008OFT's grounds for Project Kangaroo merger reference
Thu 10 Jul 2008ECJ judgment on IMPALA / Sony-BMG
Tue 01 Jul 2008BOC / Ineos Chlor: initial scope of inquiry
Mon 30 Jun 2008Kangaroo goes to the Competition Commission
Fri 13 Jun 2008OFT grounds for referring BOC / Ineos Chlor
Fri 30 May 2008Competition Commission merger inquiry: BOC / Ineos Chlor
Thu 29 May 2008BOC / Ineos Chlor referred to the Competition Commission
Mon 21 Apr 2008OFT/CC joint review of substantive merger guidelines
Fri 11 Apr 2008Grounds for clearance of First / Truronian
Tue 01 Apr 2008OFT grounds for clearing Go-Ahead / Stanley Taxis
Fri 28 Mar 2008Draft OFT merger procedural and jurisdictional notice
Thu 14 Feb 2008Clearance of Stagecoach / East Midlands Trains
Tue 29 Jan 2008Sky ordered to cut ITV stake
Thu 10 Jan 2008OFT grounds for clearing National Express/East Coast
Mon 31 Dec 2007OFT grounds for clearing Arriva / Cross Country rail franchise
Thu 20 Dec 2007OFT clears rail franchise mergers as unimportant
Thu 20 Dec 2007Competition Commission report on BSkyB / ITV
Mon 10 Dec 2007OFT grounds for clearing Govia/London Midland
Thu 29 Nov 2007OFT clearance of Go Ahead / Northumbria Coaches
Thu 15 Nov 2007OFT guidance on unimportant mergers
Tue 25 Sep 2007Merger control processes for railway franchise awards
Thu 06 Sep 2007OFT clearance of First / Chester City Transport
Fri 24 Aug 2007OFT happy with Darlington two-to-one bus merger
Thu 19 Jul 2007OFT consultation on First/ChesterBus merger
Mon 09 Jul 2007Competition Commission Sky/ITV issues statement
Thu 21 Jun 2007OFT finds that Freightliner faces effective competition
Thu 21 Jun 2007First / Hutchison Coaches (Overtown) bus merger clearance
Mon 18 Jun 2007OFT consultation on unimportant mergers
Thu 24 May 2007Reference of Sky/ITV to the Competition Commission
Thu 17 May 2007Competition Commission approach to rail and bus mergers
Thu 10 May 2007Competition Commission confirms Scottish Citylink divestment
Tue 01 May 2007Competition Commission clears Mid Kent / South East Water
Fri 27 Apr 2007OFT and Ofcom reports on Sky/ITV submitted to DTI
Tue 24 Apr 2007Clearance of Lancashire United / Blackburn Borough Transport
Thu 05 Apr 2007Competition Commission corporate plan for 2007/2008
Thu 08 Mar 2007Clearance of award of South Western franchise to Stagecoach
Thu 08 Mar 2007Provisional findings on MKT/MSE water merger
Thu 15 Feb 2007Clearance of Iberdrola/Scottish Power, with a sting in the tail
Tue 13 Feb 2007DG Competition draft non-horizontal merger guidance
Mon 05 Feb 2007New price controls for First bus services in Scotland
Wed 31 Jan 2007Draft Stagecoach/Scottish Citylink divestment undertakings
Tue 23 Jan 2007London music venues merger blocked
Fri 12 Jan 2007Consultation on BSkyB's interest in ITV plc
Thu 28 Dec 2006Merger control clearance for Arcapita/Viridian
Thu 21 Dec 2006Proposal to vary First bus fare controls in Scotland
Wed 20 Dec 2006Grounds for clearing Govia's bid for London Rail
Wed 20 Dec 2006Issues for South East Water/Mid Kent Water merger inquiry
Thu 16 Nov 2006Merger reference for Mid Kent Water / South East Water
Mon 06 Nov 2006Merger control process for Stagecoach / South Western
Fri 27 Oct 2006South East/Mid Kent water merger process starts
Mon 23 Oct 2006Divestment requirements for Stagecoach/Citylink merger
Fri 20 Oct 2006Ofcom's view of market definition for radio advertising
Mon 02 Oct 2006Changes of financial owners in the water industry
Fri 22 Sep 2006Stagecoach retains South West Trains and Island Line
Mon 18 Sep 2006OFT grounds for referring merger of London music venues
Tue 08 Aug 2006Removal of price control on London-Stansted coaches
Thu 20 Jul 2006Delay to EWS/Marcroft merger inquiry
Mon 17 Jul 2006Delay to Stagecoach/Scottish Citylink merger inquiry
Thu 13 Jul 2006CFI annuls clearance of Sony/BMG merger
Fri 23 Jun 2006Reckon: Comment on Minister's Brisa/AEO merger decision
Wed 14 Jun 2006Grounds for clearance of Arriva's take-over of MK Metro
Fri 26 May 2006EWS/Marcroft merger provisional findings report
Tue 23 May 2006Provisional adverse finding in EWS/Marcroft merger inquiry
Wed 03 May 2006OFT grounds for clearing Stagecoach/Traction
Wed 19 Apr 2006Grounds for reference of Stagecoach/Scottish Citylink
Wed 05 Apr 2006National Express allowed full control of Midland Metro
Tue 04 Apr 2006OFT clearance of Govia / South Eastern Trains
Fri 17 Mar 2006Competition issues in EWS/Marcroft
Mon 20 Feb 2006Grounds for reference of EWS/Marcroft merger
Wed 08 Feb 2006Grounds for provisional clearance of First / Greater Western
Wed 25 Jan 2006Competition issues for Waterstone's take-over of Ottakar's
Wed 18 Jan 2006Media mergers and pluralism in France
Tue 10 Jan 2006NTL/Telewest merger: OFT clearance decision
Thu 22 Dec 2005Clearance of National Express / Thameslink Great Northern
Tue 29 Nov 2005Provisional clearance of National Express bid for Thameslink
Fri 11 Nov 2005OFT clearance of Macquarie takeover of BBC Broadcast
Wed 19 Oct 2005OFT reasons for referring Greater Western rail franchise bids
Wed 07 Sep 2005Reasons for referring National Express bid for Thameslink
Fri 05 Aug 2005National Express/Thameslink Great Northern merger inquiry
Thu 14 Jul 2005OFT clearance of Thameslink Great Northern bidders
Mon 20 Jun 2005Competition Commission's view of rail-on-rail competition
Thu 23 Dec 2004Competition Commission water mergers guidelines
Fri 06 Jun 2003Competition Commission mergers guidelines
Tue 20 May 2003OFT516 guideline: Merger control (UK first stage)
Fri 08 Nov 2002Vivendi Water and First Aqua (JVCo) (Southern Water)
Tue 21 Jan 1997Mid Kent Water / General Utilities and SAUR merger report
Fri 25 Oct 1996MMC prohibits proposed bids for South West Water Plc
Thu 12 Sep 1996DG Competition clearance of Lyonnaise/Northumbrian
Fri 28 Jul 1995Lyonnaise des Eaux SA and Northumbrian Water Group Plc
Wed 04 Jul 1990General Utilities PLC and The Mid Kent Water Company
Wed 04 Jul 1990Southern Water plc and Mid-Sussex Water Company
Fri 27 Apr 1990General Utilities PLC and the creation of Three Valleys Water

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