Determining necessary merger control filings in the EU (and EEA) has until now been relatively easy in most cases. Large deals go to Brussels for review by the European Commission...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), German Bundeskartellamt (BKA) and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a joint statement (the "Statement") ...
The Commission's Recovery and Resilience Facility ("RRF") provides large-scale financial assistance to help Member States recover from the economic crisis prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, on 25 March, the CJEU handed down its judgments in Deutsche Telekom and Slovak Telekom (cases C-152/19 P and C-165/19 P). The judgments provide a useful summary of the law on refusal to...
On March 26, 2021, the European Commission (EC) published the findings of its recent evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of European Union (EU) merger control.
On 31 May 2021, the Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Regulation (VBER), which exempts certain agreements from the EU and UK prohibitions on anti-competitive agreements...
The severe consequences of breaching competition law can sometimes have a chilling effect on firms considering engaging in collaborative action.
This month's CLIP is an article on Competition Policy International relating to competition in music streaming. The BPI has estimated that streaming now accounts for some 80% of UK music consumption ...
In this follow-up episode of our podcast series on patent settlement agreements and competition law, Sophie Lawrance and Helena Connors cover the key takeaways...
On 29 April 2021, the National Security and Investment Bill became law as the National Security and Investment Act (the "NSI Act").
In this follow-up episode of our podcast series on patent settlement agreements and competition law, Sophie Lawrance and Helena Connors will cover the key takeaways from the Court of Justice's...
In April 2018, the CMA opened five investigations in the musical instrument sector relating to alleged anticompetitive agreements and/or concerted practices.
Earlier this year, the CAT issued its first judgment on the raft of cases initiated by the CMA into the UK generics sector in late 2017.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Ahead of a recent matchmaking event created with the aim of supporting the acceleration and upscale of COVID-19 vaccine production, the European Commission stipulated certain safeguards in...
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) made a splash with the publication earlier this year of its paper ‘Algorithms: How they can reduce competition and harm consumers'.
The UK Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) – an initiative between the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), Ofcom and, from 1 April 2021.
In the fourth episode of our podcast series on patent settlement agreements and competition law, Edwin Bond introduces the concept of restrictions of competition ‘by object' under Art 101 TFEU.
The Court of Appeal gave judgment in Competition and Markets Authority v Flynn Pharma and Pfizer in May 2020, effectively adjusting the starting point for costs awards following successful appeals of CMA decisions.
Digital platforms continue to be a hot topic for competition policy. Both the Commission and the CMA have been active over the last year in proposing and consulting on ways to ensure the effective competition in digital markets.
Duane Morris LLP
Crowdcube and Seedrs today announced that they have terminated their proposed merger (Crowdcube and Seedrs abandon merger during CMA investigation).