Michael Zähringer and Catherine Galano, managers in Frontier’s Energy team, today gave a presentation at the “Photovoltaic self-consumption: regulatory frameworks and business models” conference hosted by the German-French office for the Energy Transition in Paris.
Japanese trading and investment conglomerate Marubeni Corporation, together with an infrastructure fund established by Toesca Administradora General de Fondos, have reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake of GasValpo SpA to enter into the natural gas distribution business in South America. Frontier advised Marubeni during the process, providing regulatory and commercial due diligence support.
The transition to a low-carbon economy will require the development of projects that deliver innovation and learning. Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas distribution network, has been developing the recent HyNet North West project which aims to convert industrial sites in the North West of England to hydrogen, which is zero-carbon at point of use. Cadent has today published details of this project along with a Frontier report assessing how HyNet North West could be funded.
The Lords EU Environment Committee has today published a report on food prices and availability as a result of Brexit, warning that food prices would rise sharply if there is no free trade deal with the European Union.
Goran Serdarević, Manager at Frontier Economics focusing on competition and regulatory issues in the communications sector, spoke at the annual competition law conference organised by the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb today.
Vodafone has agreed a €18.4 billion deal to buy a significant part of Liberty Global’s European cable business, following the completion of a joint venture with Liberty’s cable business in the Netherlands.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today published an Interim Report looking into competition in the UK mortgages market, as part of their ongoing market study.
Pro Bono Economics have today published a report for children’s mental health charity Place2Be. Pro Bono Economics’ analysis estimated the benefits of the counselling scheme using an approach that closely followed the framework set out in a recent Frontier report.
Mette Alfter, Associate Director in Frontier’s competition team, took part in a panel discussion on ‘competition issues in the era of Artificial Intelligence’, at the International Institute of Communication’s Telecommunications and Media Forum in Brussels today.
Amar Breckenridge, Senior Associate at Frontier Economics, spoke at an event organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) on industrial development and trade policy.
Frontier reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. Our latest communication of progress describes our actions to continually improve the integration of the UNGC and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations.
To meet the UK’s 2050 climate targets cost-effectively, it is likely that the heat sector will need to be close to completely decarbonised. This will have significant – and currently uncertain – consequences for the future role of the gas sector.
Fontier’s chairman Gus O’Donnell joined Antti Lemberg, Laura Petschnig and Phil Sneade, members of our financial services team, speaking at the “Open Banking – what does it really mean?” conference in London today.
Frontier Economics and Bassola Law hosted an event today in Budapest on information exchange between companies and the limits of market transparency.
Mette Alfter, an Associate Director in Frontier’s competition practice, spoke in Budapest today on abuse of dominance, providing an overview of recent developments in relation to abuse of dominance cases from a competition-economics perspective.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) today published their Business Plan for 2018/19. This document confirms the FCA’s priorities in financial services regulation for the next 12 months.
As of today, employers with 250 members of staff or more are required by law to report their gender pay gaps. Around 9,000 public sector bodies and private companies in the UK are expected to report the difference between hourly earnings for men and women.
Luís Campos, Manager in the Competition Practice at Frontier Economics, spoke today at the Concurrences conference on private enforcement that was held at the Paris Court of Appeals.
In a new briefing published today, Frontier (Europe) and Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) assess the results of the fourth Capacity Market auction, that concluded on 8 February 2018.
Mette Alfter, Associate Director in Frontier’s competition team, today gave a presentation at the “Raw Material Big Data” Conference hosted by Oppenhoff & Partner in Cologne, focusing on the use of Big Data and algorithms by businesses and the challenges that this poses to competition law.
Is Big Tech the new Standard Oil? Or does regulating the digital economy mean stifling some of the most successful engines of human progress in the 21st Century?
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