Mondaq UK: Anti-trust/Competition Law
Arnold & Porter
This week, the EU General Court partially overturned the EU Commission's decisions in Perindopril (Servier v Commission and Krka v Commission).
WilmerHale
"Geo-blocking" is the practice whereby traders operating in a country block or limit access to their online interfaces, such as websites or apps, by customers from other countries wishing to engage in cross-border transactions.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On 23 April 2018, the European Commission – Directorate General of Justice and Consumers (the "Commission") proposed a Directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of EU law ...
WilmerHale
The EU Commission's anticartel enforcement activities have benefitted tremendously from its decision to adopt the philosophy behind the US DOJ's highly successful leniency programme and make a clear promise of no fines for the first company to inform on a secret cartel.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Advocate General Wathelet has issued his opinion in the Eesti Pagar preliminary ruling, [1] which if followed could have significant implications for Member States, national authorities...
Arnold & Porter
Although the shape and form of Brexit is as yet unclear, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is in a state of transformation, readying itself for its new role in a changing and uncertain...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Prior to 6 April 2011, land agreements were largely excluded from the application of the UK's competition rules.
Arnold & Porter
On 5 December 2018, the High Court rejected Concordia's application to obtain full access to the information underpinning the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On November 16, 2018, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority announced that it opened an investigation into suspected anti-competitive practices ...
Cooley LLP
Whether the additional resources are needed sooner, rather than later, remains to be seen.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On November 2, 2018, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority published a consultation entitled "Draft definitions of Investment Consultancy services and Fiduciary Management services ...
ICSA
Companies are increasingly using pricing algorithms to set the prices for their products automatically.
ICSA
Breaking competition law can happen in different ways but some of the most serious ones are also the least understood.
Van Bael & Bellis
The individual pleas raised in the appeal are considered in more detail below.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On October 15, 2018, the U.K. FCA published its finalized Approach to Competition, following feedback to its consultation between December 2017 and March 2018 on a draft of its approach document.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a detailed study into the statutory audit market.
Freeths LLP
It will be looking into whether the audit sector is competitive and if it is resilient enough to maintain high quality standards.
Arnold & Porter
On 9 October 2018, the High Court of England and Wales ordered Swiss engineering company ABB to pay BritNed Developments just over €13 million for damages suffered as a result of a cartel in the power cable sector...
Dentons
Businesses risk fines of up to 10% of their global group turnover and exposure to damages actions
Cooley LLP
On 7 September 2018, the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal upheld the August 2017 decision of the Competition and Markets Authority ruling that Ping Europe Limited had infringed EU and UK competition law ...
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Stephenson Harwood
On 13 July 2018, the European Commission ("EC") opened an in-depth Phase II investigation into the proposed acquisition by Siemens of Alstom under the EU merger control rules.
Stephenson Harwood
The structure of the UK audit sector, and the position of the 'Big Four' within it, has been a matter of public debate for quite some time.
Cooley LLP
Whether the additional resources are needed sooner, rather than later, remains to be seen.
Mayer Brown
Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") entered into force on 25 May 2018 ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
Prior to 6 April 2011, land agreements were largely excluded from the application of the UK's competition rules.
WilmerHale
"Geo-blocking" is the practice whereby traders operating in a country block or limit access to their online interfaces, such as websites or apps, by customers from other countries wishing to engage in cross-border transactions.
Mayer Brown
Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation entered into force on 25 May 2018, and the obligations under the GDPR have since taken effect, there remain significant uncertainties as regards enforcement.
Kemp IT Law
The High Court decision in Blade Motor Group Limited v Reynolds & Reynolds Limited in May this year, serves some useful lessons to software customers on the risks with being locked-in to a supplier relationship and locked out of accessing your data.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
As the U.K.'s March 29, 2019, exit from the EU approaches, companies involved in merger reviews or antitrust investigations should pre-emptively consider the implications of a potential "no-deal" Brexit.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
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