Competition Law Bulletin

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    - European Commission launches public consultation on draft best practices for cooperation among EU National Competition Authorities on multi-jurisdictional mergers
    - OFT decision to refer treasury management consultancy acquisition to the Competition Commission

    - European Commission imposes fines on members of washing powder cartel using the settlement procedure
    - OFT issues decision in Reckitt Benckiser abuse of dominance investigation
    - High Court finds that Heathrow Airport Limited has abused a dominant position

    Market Investigations
    - OFT launches short market study into extended warranties for domestic electrical appliances

    - General Court upholds European Commission fine of EUR 10.2 million on Visa for breach of Article 101

    - Competition Appeal Tribunal judgment on construction recruitment agencies appeal
    - UK Supreme Court refuses Safeway permission to appeal on transfer of fines to directors and employees
    - Competition Appeal Tribunal judgments on construction bid rigging appeals

    - European Commission launches public consultations on application of State aid rules
    - Independent Commission on Banking publishes Interim Report
    - Ofcom call for inputs on Business Connectivity Market Review
    - Competition Commission publishes telecoms appeals guidance