The Dow Chemical Co v Commission of the European Union – WLR Daily

Posted October 7th, 2013 in appeals, competition, EC law, joint ventures, law reports, subsidiary companies by sally

The Dow Chemical Co v Commission of the European Union (Case C-179/12P); [2013] WLR (D) 363

“For the purposes of establishing liability for participation in an infringement of article 101FEU of the FEU Treaty, where two parent companies each had a 50% shareholding in a joint venture company which had committed an infringement, and only in so far as the commission had demonstrated that both parent companies did in fact exercise decisive influence over the joint venture, those three entities could be considered to form a single economic unit and therefore form a single undertaking for the purposes of article 101FEU.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Board minutes of a public/private joint venture confidential and commercially sensitive – Panopticon

“Joint ventures between the public and private sectors are increasingly common. They are often a focus for vigorous political debate over issues such as the costs involved, the savings to the public purse, the profit to the private sector partner, and allegations of conflicts of interest. While those are political arguments on which Tribunals take no view, they do point to the significant public interests that are engaged when considering access to information. So said the Tribunal in David Orr v IC and Avon and Somerset Police Authority (EA/2012/0077), a recent decision notable for grappling with access to information about such a public/private joint venture.”

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Panopticon, 11th October 2012

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Steinberg heirs in high court battle with bookmaker Stanleybet – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2011 in gambling, guarantees, joint ventures, news by sally

“The children of the late tycoon Lord Steinberg are fighting the rump of their father’s Stanley Leisure gambling empire in a multimillion-pound case at the high court in London.”

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The Guardian, 10th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Competition Commission casts doubt on broadcasters’ online shop- OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 4th, 2008 in competition, joint ventures, media, news by sally

“The Competition Commission has provisionally concluded that a proposed joint venture among the UK’s biggest broadcasters will restrict competition in the supply of video on-demand (VOD) services in the UK.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Competition Commission delays web TV investigation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 12th, 2008 in competition, joint ventures, news by sally

“The Competition Commission (CC) has extended the deadline for its investigation into a joint venture between the UK’s main broadcasters into next year. It has said that it will not be able to complete its inquiry by the initial date of 14 December.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Kangaroo referred to Competition Commission – The Guardian

Posted June 30th, 2008 in competition, joint ventures, media, news by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading has today referred Kangaroo – the proposed video-on-demand joint venture between BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 – to the Competition Commission.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk