November 1994

Unilateral Practices

The Luxembourg highest administrative Court considered the lack of information given by a cable TV distribution operator to its customers to be an abuse of dominant position (Coditel)
Arendt & Medernach (Luxembourg)
NautaDutilh (Luxembourg)
In 1993 Coditel, the cable TV distributor in several Luxembourg municipalities, acquired the TV distribution network in the Luxembourg municipality of Leudelange from a small undertaking. Upon this acquisition Coditel imposed its conditions on the subscribers to the former network operator and (...)


The US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals hold that a hospital’s decision to acquire a competing hospital in the same county was not vioaltive of the Clayton Act under the state action exemption to federal antitrust laws (Hospital Board of Directors of Lee County / Cape Coral Medical Center)
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
The FTC filed a complaint for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order to prevent the Hospital Board of Directors of Lee County, a nonprofit public organization which owns and operates Lee Memorial Hospital, from acquiring the assets of Cape Coral Medical Center, Inc., which (...)


The Energy Council of the EU reaches an agreement on several principles of the future liberalization of the electricity market
Garrigues (Brussels)
"Legislative works concerning liberalisation of the electricity sector"* The Energy Council reached an agreement on 29.11.1994 on several principles of the future liberalisation of the electricity market: Electricity generation will be opened to competition, but Member States will be given (...)

Public sector

The French Competition Council refers a bid-rigging case to the public prosecutor ("Paris police headquarters")
Innovate Finance (London)
French Competition Council (Conseil de la concurrence), 2 November 1994, Decision n° 94-D-57, relating to practices implemented in the frame of a public bid for the modernisation of the signalling of two headquarters of the police of Paris (“relative à des pratiques relevées à l’occasion d’un appel (...)

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