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A Glimpse Into How Competition Law Will Feature In Future UK Aviation Strategy
In response to the Department for Transport's green paper 'Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation', the Competition and Markets Authority has said that a reform of the slot allocation mechanism...
24 Jul 2019
New EU Framework For Screening Foreign Direct Investment
The EU framework for screening foreign direct investment (FDI) (Framework) was published on 21 March 2019.
European Union
10 Apr 2019
France And Germany Published A Joint Manifesto On Development Of A European Industrial Policy
On 19 February, France and Germany published a joint manifesto calling for the development of a European industrial policy to ensure the global competitiveness of European manufacturing industries.
European Union
28 Feb 2019
Competition Law 2019: What Is On The Horizon?
2018 was a busy year for competition enforcement in the UK and EU as the authorities sought to keep pace with a fast-moving economy amid rapid technological change.
6 Feb 2019
Pre-Take Off Checks: Merger Control Clearance Required For Wet Leasing Arrangements?
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has completed its first merger investigation into a wet lease arrangement between two airlines.
15 Jan 2019
First Competition Fine Imposed For Ban On Online Search Advertising
Guess imposed five restrictions on retailers in its selective distribution network between January 2014 and October 20171.
2 Jan 2019
Lease Restriction Lands Heathrow Airport With £1.6m Parking Fine
Businesses risk fines of up to 10% of their global group turnover and exposure to damages actions
5 Oct 2018
UK Set To Upgrade National Security Measures For Infrastructure
Foreign entities planning to acquire or control a UK company active in infrastructure, technology and emergency services will need to consider UK national security before entering into a transaction
2 Aug 2018
CMA Guidance On Requests For Internal Documents In Merger Investigations
Companies and their advisers need to be even more vigilant about the contents of internal documents concerning proposed deals, because the CMA is tightening its procedure for requiring production of them in merger...
5 Apr 2018
UK Merger Control Thresholds To Be Reduced To Protect National Security
Lower merger control thresholds will apply to transactions involving enterprises which develop or produce military or dual use items, quantum technology or computing hardware.
4 Apr 2018
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17 Jan 2018
The Coty Case – The CJEU Rules In Favour Of Selective Distribution Networks Against Third-Party Online Platforms
In the long-awaited Coty ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that luxury brands may restrict distributors in a selective distribution network ...
European Union
12 Dec 2017
Flying Into The Future: Would ATOL Reforms Have Helped More Monarch Customers?
Shortly after the last ever Monarch Airlines flight landed at Manchester Airport in the early hours of Monday morning, the airline entered administration, prompting the CAA to launch its "biggest peacetime repatriation"...
11 Oct 2017
When Are Prices "Excessive": Did The Latvian Competition Authority Strike The Right Note?
The ECJ has just ruled that competition regulators have a "certain margin for manoeuvre" in deciding whether prices are excessive, and that there is no single adequate method for such an assessment.
European Union
21 Sep 2017
ECJ Judgment In Austria Asphalt Smooths Over A Crack In EU Merger Control
The creation of a joint venture between two or more companies, using a company which was previously controlled solely by one parent, is not subject to EU merger control where the joint venture...
European Union
18 Sep 2017
One Click Away From A Marketplace Ban?
Luxury brands can lawfully prevent their authorised dealers from selling their products on third party online platforms such as and eBay...
11 Aug 2017
European Commission To Enforce Competition Law Against Suppliers Who Restrict E-Commerce
The European Commission (EC) has now published its final report on the e-commerce sector inquiry.
European Union
22 May 2017
European Commission Accepts Paramount Pictures' Commitments As Part Of Its Ongoing Investigation Into The Major US Film Studios
On 26 July 2016, the European Commission announced its acceptance of certain commitments by Paramount Pictures relating to the ongoing investigation into licensing agreements...
8 Aug 2016
Commission Set To Say Goodbye To The Insurance Block Exemption
The insurance industry currently benefits from the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (Regulation 267/2010) (IBER), which is due to expire on 31 March 2017. IBER exempts from the competition rules, subject to certain conditions, agreements between (re)insurers to exchange information in the form of joint compilations, tables and studies, and the common coverage of certain types of risk via co-(re)insurance pools.
5 Apr 2016
Competition Law And Joint Bidding: Dos And Don'ts For The Construction Industry
It is not unusual for construction firms and other companies to form a consortium bid (or joint bid) for a building or infrastructure project.
22 Mar 2016
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