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Interim measures – the cure to competition infringements in a digital era?

The European Commission has imposed interim measures, for the first time in over a decade, on Broadcom. Does this signal an increase in the use of interim measures, particularly in digital markets?
14 November 2019

Qualcomm fined €242 million for abuse of dominance

The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its dominance in the 3G baseband chipset market by engaging in predatory pricing
22 August 2019

Top Tips for Terminating Contracts

Matthew Walker from the firm's Dispute Resolution team discusses the key points to consider when terminating contracts

11 June 2019

Does the EU syndicated loan market give rise to competition concerns?

We summarise the report published by the European Commission in April 2019 on 'EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets' and consider the implications for syndicated lenders
16 May 2019

Merger Control: the issue with not holding your companies separate after a ‘hold separate’

Hold separate orders are known for being a burden on businesses wishing to start integrating post-completion.
29 January 2019

CMA confirms investment consultancy reforms

The CMA has published its final report and details of remedies following its market investigation into investment consultancy and fiduciary management services.

17 January 2019

Brexit and Competition Law: Deal or No Deal?

The draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and Competition Regulations shape post-Brexit UK competition law in the different scenarios. This article describes these straightforwardly for businesses
07 January 2019

Abuse of dominance by water and sewerage undertakers in the water retail market?

Are the issues facing the water retail market indicative of an abuse of dominance or do they reflect more fundamental issues with the structure of the market and the stage of market development?
02 January 2019

CMA fines Heathrow £1.6m for anti-competitive restrictive covenant on car park prices

Businesses take note: covenants and other restrictions on property use can constitute competition law infringements leading to substantial penalties even if not enforced
30 November 2018

Competition law and ecommerce: 'it wasn't me, it was the algorithm!'

Competition authorities are paying closer attention to the use of pricing algorithms by businesses online. This article summarises the treatment of algorithms in recent competition law cases.
26 November 2018

Water regulation: Ofwat penalising Thames Water highlights key issues at PR19 and beyond

With PR19 in mind, water and sewerage undertakers will need to focus on the lessons from TMS’s experiences, particularly as regards setting ODIs, subcontracting and ongoing regulatory reporting.
10 July 2018

What makes a price excessive? The CAT weighs in on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma’s pricing

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has partially annulled the Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to fine Pfizer and Flynn Pharma for abuse of dominance by imposing excessive prices.
10 July 2018
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