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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

UK merger control changes: national security

Changes to the UK merger control thresholds have been introduced to widen the government’s jurisdiction to consider mergers with national security implications.
11 June 2018

Merger control: a reminder of the CMA risks of not going public on mergers

The CMA’s recent reference of the completed acquisition by Vanilla Group Limited of Washstation Limited is a reminder to companies of the risks of not publically announcing mergers.
31 May 2018

Company directors beware: CMA secures its second director disqualification

The Competition and Markets Authority has disqualified two company directors involved in an estate agent price-fixing cartel. We explain why businesses of all sizes need to understand competition law.
25 April 2018

Brexit and competition law: an essential summary of key competition and state aid implications

How will state aid and competition law fare after Brexit? This update provides a concise summary on where things currently stand.

16 April 2018

When are online sales restrictions OK under UK/EU competition law?

Does the ECJ's decision in Coty mark a turn in the tide as regards to online sales bans or will competition authorities continue to prohibit online restrictions as the CMA has done in Ping?
29 January 2018
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