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Abusive Data Practices – A Competition Law Concern?
Recent enforcement activity by various EU data protection and competition law agencies in digital markets has highlighted the potential overlap between the two different groups of agencies in tackling the abusive...
European Union
19 Jul 2019
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Have You Considered Cooperating With The European Commission On Non-Cartel/Vertical Agreements?
Two recent European Commission decisions – Nike and Guess are of great significance on the issue of cross-border sales restrictions in the form of geo-blocking – technology that restricts web content based on geographical location.
UK
11 Jul 2019
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Competition Law And Director Disqualification For Up To 15 Years
The first six months of 2019 have provided several interesting headlines as director disqualification starts to wield greater influence in the world of competition law.
UK
9 Jul 2019
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(Over) Paying The Ferryman?
Gordon Downie examines how some UK local authorities, in raising their cremation charges (partly) in response to austerity
UK
10 Jun 2019
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Competition Regulator Sharpens Focus On Construction Sector
The Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) Chief Executive, Andrea Coscelli raised concerns in April at "seeing a lot of evidence of anti-competitive conduct ...
UK
6 Jun 2019
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The Commission Fines Google For A Third Time: A Turning Point For Competition Enforcement And Digital Platforms?
The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion ($1.69 billion) for "abusive practices in online advertising."
European Union
3 Apr 2019
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A Bigger Hammer – Are The CMA's Market Investigation Proposals Misjudged?
The CMA is proposing to re-purpose the UK's market investigation regime more effectively to remedy consumer detriment.
UK
19 Mar 2019
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Competition For Commercial Disputes Around The World
At the moment the political and legal commentators in the UK are fixated on Brexit.
UK
4 Mar 2019
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Abuse Of Dominance In The UK Courts
We hear much about cartel damages actions – claims by those harmed when operators in the marketplace have concerted to set prices at an artificially high level ...
UK
4 Feb 2019
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‘Semi-Exclusive' Restrictions Could Be Considered Pro-Competitive
Through its very recent decision in, Gascoigne Halman Ltd v Agents' Mutual Ltd, the Court of Appeal (‘CA'), has upheld the Competition Appeal Tribunal's (‘CAT') findings ...
UK
1 Feb 2019
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CMA's Latest Guidance On Requests For Internal Documents In Merger Investigations
The Guidance applies to investigations in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the merger investigation.
UK
23 Jan 2019
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CMA Report Calls For Greater Regulation In The Heat Network Sector
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its final report in its Heat Networks Market Study on 29 July 2018.
UK
10 Sep 2018
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Google Fined Again By The European Commission For Anti-Competitive Practices – Is It "Doing The Right Thing"?
In 2015 Google changed its corporate motto from "Don't be evil" to "Do the right thing".
European Union
25 Jul 2018
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Google Fined Again By The European Commission For Anticompetitive Practices – Is It "Doing The Right Thing"?
In 2015 Google changed its corporate motto from "Don't be evil" to "Do the right thing".
European Union
20 Jul 2018
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In Search Of The ‘Honest Broker' – Choice And Control In Disrupted Retail Markets
New intermediary or ‘broker' models are emerging in regulated markets in response to new opportunities created by disruptive technology, but what is the right regulatory response to this new phenomenon?
UK
6 Jul 2018
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Self-Supply Or Help To Buy? Ofwat, Self-Supply And The Role Of TPIs
Over in the business water retail market, in March this year Ofwat made refinements to the process for applying for a self-supply licence.
UK
6 Jul 2018
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I Heard It On The Grapevine – Price-Fixing In The French Wine Market
As Brits bemoan higher prices for French wines, it emerges that the higher prices may be due to more than the sterling exchange rate following the Brexit vote.
France
6 Jul 2018
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Scotch Whisky Association Toasts Success In Europe In "Geographical Indication" Battle
In a decision that could have implications for many different products, the Scotch Whisky Association has won an important battle geographical indicators before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
UK
6 Jul 2018
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Sainsbury's v Visa: Court Of Appeal Set To Get MIFfed
On 30th November 2017 the High Court handed down a decision in a claim by Sainsbury's Supermarkets against Visa, in the long running and complex saga relating to MIFs in the payment card industry.
UK
5 Jan 2018
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The CMA's Investment Consultancy Investigation: Different Market, Similar Issues…
Market investigations are a special tool available to the CMA under the Enterprise Act 2002 (the EA 02), which allow the CMA to look in a wide-ranging way at how well competition is working in a particular market...
UK
17 Nov 2017
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