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CMA Launches Market Study Into Online Platforms And Digital Advertising
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published an invitation to take part in its market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK.
17 Jul 2019
New EU Rules Promote Transparency And Fairness In Online Trading Practices
On February 14, 2019, the European Commission, European Parliament, and Council of the European Union reached agreement on new rules designed to ensure a fair ...
European Union
11 Mar 2019
Influencing The Influencer – How To Be #CMAcompliant
With the growing use of social media platforms and the evolution of a new kind of e-celeb, it is no surprise that brands are increasingly utilising the platforms ...
7 Mar 2019
€189 Million: The Tenth Highest Fine For Cartel Activities Imposed By The FCA On Household Appliance Manufacturers For Having Engaged In Anticompetitive Agreements On Price Increases
In a decision dated 5 December 2018, the French Competition Authority severely fined six household appliance manufacturers – all among the largest in the sector – for having agreed on price increases ...
22 Jan 2019
FCA Fines Household Appliance Manufacturers €189 Million For Cartel Activities
On December 5, 2018, the French Competition Authority (FCA) fined six large household appliance manufacturers a total of €189 million
27 Dec 2018
Platform Bans Under Competition Law – A German Perspective
Digital transformations in commerce steadily increase the variety and availability of products and give consumers access to retail offers beyond geographic boundaries on a 24/7 basis.
16 Oct 2018
China Continues To Sharpen Its Teeth Against Corruption: Updates To China's Anti-Corruption Regime
The first half of 2018 saw a number of significant changes to the Chinese anti-corruption regime, including amendments to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law and formation of new anti-corruption regulatory bodies.
18 Sep 2018
Is That A Selfie Or An Ad? UK Watchdog Launches Investigation Into Influencer Marketing
We are all familiar with celebrities and social media stars using their social media accounts to promote brands and products.
12 Sep 2018
UK Investment Consultants And Fiduciary Management Services Under Investigation
The UK competition regulator, the CMA, will be conducting in-depth investigations of investment consultancy and fiduciary management services after the FCA initiated an investigation.
19 Sep 2017
On 12 July 2017, the German Government Adopted New Provisions Amending The German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – "AWV").
On 12 July 2017, the German government adopted new provisions amending the German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung – "AWV").
19 Jul 2017
The European Commission Publishes Final Report on E-commerce Inquiry – What it Means for Brand Owners
On 10 May 2017, the European Commission published its final report on its two-year e-commerce sector inquiry (the Final Report).
European Union
7 Jun 2017
Online Sales Restrictions Continue To Be Top Enforcement Priority In EU
The European Commission recently published its long-awaited final report on its E-commerce Sector Inquiry launched two years ago.
23 May 2017
Impact Of Online Sales Restrictions On EU And German Competition Enforcement
In the course of its E-commerce Sector Inquiry (Sector Inquiry) launched in May 2015, the European Commission gained an insight into the standard business practices engaged in...
22 May 2017
Facebook Is Fined US$122 Million by European Commission for Misleading Information in WhatsApp Merger Review
Facebook is faced with a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) for providing misrepresentative or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
European Union
20 May 2017
European Commission Fines Facebook US$122 Million For Providing Inaccurate Information In WhatsApp Merger Review
The European Commission has imposed a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) on Facebook for providing misleading or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
19 May 2017
France Becomes An Attractive Forum For Antitrust Follow-On Damages Claims
Companies often associate competition rules with public enforcement.
12 Apr 2017
Germany Updates Competition Rules To Deal With Digital Markets
The "Digital Strategy 2025", adopted by the German Federal Government on March 1, 2016, aims to ensure that Germany remains a growing, modern and significant financial marketplace...
5 Apr 2017
Leniency Is Not Enough! The New Anonymous Whistleblower Tool
If leniency was not enough, disgruntled employees and former colleagues will soon have the possibility to anonymously alert the Commission of the existence of secret cartels . . .
European Union
21 Mar 2017
50% Off – New Guidance On Pricing Practices ‘Reduced' To A Set Of Common Sense Principles
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has produced a new pricing practice guide which moves towards a principle-based approach.
20 Mar 2017
Private Equity Firm Liable For Portfolio Company Breaching Competition/Antitrust Rules
A recent case found that a private equity firm was liable for its portfolio company's antitrust violations. This client alert explains that private equity firms, when selecting potential investments...
24 Feb 2017
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