On 8 July 2021 the European Commission fined BMW and the Volkswagen group €875 million for colluding to restrict the use of novel technology to clean diesel emissions (see the Commission press release here).
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
From a competition law standpoint, the regulation of sport presents a difficult conundrum. On the one hand, sports regulations may limit the ability of economic actors (including sportspeople)...
Although hyped as "the most important bit of post-Brexit legislation yet", the Subsidy Control Bill published by the UK Government on 30 June 2021 (the Subsidy Control Bill) largely builds on commitments made by the...
The High Court recently handed down judgement in the claim brought by the Competition & Markets Authority ("CMA") against Care UK.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently issued a consultation on its draft guidance for businesses that market their products and services as being 'green' or 'eco-friendly' (Guidance).
Competition and innovation in digital markets: this report collates and evaluates the available literature on whether there is inadequate innovation in digital markets...
On 20 July 2021, the UK Government published proposals for a new competition regime for digital markets "to make it fairer for smaller businesses, entrepreneurs, and the British public".
The European Commission's long-awaited draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and Vertical Guidelines were published earlier this month
Preiskel & Co
The UK government has published a series of proposals to shake up the UK's competition law regime.
The CMA has published its final guidance for fertility clinics and a guide for patients in the UK to ensure that they understand their obligations and rights under consumer law: Self-funded IVF: consumer law guidance.
The CMA published the final report of the Online Platforms and Digital Advertising market study, concluding that existing competition law tools are not adequate for regulating the likes of Facebook, Google, ...
Bird & Bird
The long-awaited consultation document setting out the CMA's proposals on the future treatment of vertical (supply chain) agreements in the UK is finally out.
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Sophie Lawrance, Edwin Bond, Francion Brooks, Matthew Hunt, Helena Connors and Isobel Thomas review EU competition law developments involving or relevant to intellectual property rights in the period from November 2019 to December 2020.
On 15 June 2021, the Competition and Markets Authority announced a market study into Apple's and Google's mobile ecosystems.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The UK government introduced into Parliament a wholesale change to its State aid rules under the new Subsidy Control Bill on 30 June 2021 (the "Bill").
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
The announcement on 30 June that the Subsidy Control Bill has been introduced into the UK Parliament is a very welcome development for those who have been waiting for the legal 'gap' in this area to be plugged.
Earlier this year we commented on the commitments given by Aspen Pharma to bring the Commission investigation into its high prices to a close.
The case is 1-800 Contacts v FTC. To recap on the background, 1-800 Contacts is the leading online retailer of contact lenses in the US.
This month's CLIP is a recent joint statement by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden from the US-EU Summit in Brussels on 15 June 2021, ...