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Cooley LLP
On 3 June 2022, the European Council finally adopted the sixth set of economic and individual sanctions targeting Russia and Belarus.
Arnold & Porter
The Council of the European Union recently published an updated and now effectively final draft version of Europe's forthcoming landmark regulation for the digital economy...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In late March, EU lawmakers provisionally agreed to new EU rules to curb the market power of big technology platforms acting as "gatekeepers".
Bird & Bird
Exactly one year after the European Commission (EC) presented its original proposal on 5 May 2021 outlining new rules to tackle distortive foreign subsidies, the European Parliament (EP)...
Bird & Bird
The Vertical Block Exemption Regulation or VBER provides for a general exemption from competition rules for all types of distribution agreements (see text box below for explanation).
Mayer Brown
The main legal framework in the European Union governing distribution agreements (Vertical Block Exemption Regulation, "VBER") will expire end of May 2022.
Herbert Smith Freehills
"Dawn raids will continue to remain a crucial fact-finding tool … there is definitely more to come". A stark warning from Maria Jaspers, director of cartels at the European Commission, issued at a...
Bird & Bird
This article briefly summarises the key elements of the UK Digital's Markets Competition Regime and provides a comparative table against the EU's recently adopted Digital Markets Act.
Bird & Bird
Concurrency between regulators has exponentially increased over recent years. Often, regulators have complimentary aims and have found strength in numbers.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 20 April 2022, the UK government published its response following the consultation on "Reforming competition and consumer policy", which was published in July 2021.
Hausfeld & Co LLP
On 23 March 2022 the Court of Appeal struck out arguments put forward by the Forex defendants that investment funds had passed on their losses by cashing out of investments.
Hausfeld & Co LLP
In a recent judgment, the 'Court of Appeal (CoA)' upheld the High Court's ruling that England is not the appropriate jurisdiction for a contribution claim filed by Samsung against LG.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
On Monday, 14 June, Global Competition Review reported on the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) conducting a review into the fuel retail market at the UK Government's request...
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 7 June 2022, the CMA issued a statement of objections (SO) concerning alleged horizontal and vertical price fixing in relation to certain Rangers FC-branded clothing products by Elite Sports...
Herbert Smith Freehills
On 25 May 2022 the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal's ruling on costs in Pfizer and Flynn Pharma and concluded that the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) had applied the correct test when awarding a proportion of their costs against the CMA.
Bird & Bird
During this episode of the Competitive Edge Podcast, competition lawyer Samuel Berneman(Associate, Brussels) talks to Chloe Birkett(trainee, London) to discuss the key developments...
Bird & Bird
This note sets out the structure of the new competition law regime for vertical supply chain agreements in the UK. Following the publication of the draft VABEO, the CMA has now also published...
Bird & Bird
Since the publication of Lord Tyrie's letter of 2019, change has been underway in developing and reforming competition and consumer policy in the UK.
Herbert Smith Freehills
Public authorities must prepare as the new post-Brexit subsidy control regime in force this autumn proves more heavy-handed than expected...
DMH Stallard
On 4 February 2022 after a long investigation, the CMA handed down fines (officially termed 'a Penalty') on Meta Platforms Inc/ Facebook Inc. (Meta) in relation to its takeover of GIPHY.
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