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Hotel price parity clauses: bookings, consumers and competition law

A consensus view seems to have emerged among competition authorities in relation to pricing parity clauses imposed by online travel agents, but the sector remains under scrutiny.
19 May 2017

Protecting brand value: online sale restrictions and competition law

Luxury brands often attempt to restrict online sales in case their brand investment is tarnished by becoming available on discount websites. This can potentially lead to competition law issues.
19 May 2017

Competition regulations: UK implements EU Damages Directive

The Regulations, which implement the EU Damages Directive, seek to improve the private enforcement of competition law cases in the UK. We summarise the key changes.
26 April 2017

Retail water market – less than one month to go

The retail water market opens on 1 April 2017 and will arguably mark the biggest change in the water industry since privatisation.
10 March 2017

Restrictions on online retailing and competition law

As the CMA cracks down on manufacturers and suppliers restricting retailers' online sales activities, those active in online markets need to think very carefully about competition law compliance.
31 August 2016

Press release

Burges Salmon advises Somerfield in Court of Appeal competition case

Our competition team acted for Somerfield Stores Limited on a successful appeal in the Court of Appeal, against the Competition and Markets Authority.
19 July 2016

Brexit: the impact on competition law for UK business

What will be the impact of Brexit on competition law for UK business? And how can UK business best chart a route through the current uncertainties as regards competition law enforcement?
01 July 2016

Carrier bags and consumer rights

With the excitement surrounding charges for carrier bags , consumers might have missed another significant milestone: that October has also brought the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
07 October 2015

Publication

EU Damages Directive - the passing on defence

On 27 December 2014 the EU’s competition law Damages Directive came into force, attempting to resolve ongoing debates with the aim of damages in competition law cases becoming more effective.
06 July 2015

What does Ofcom's review of Royal Mail mean for the postal services sector?

Ofcom has announced that it is carrying out a fundamental review of the regulation of Royal Mail in the light of the withdrawal by Whistl from the ‘direct deliver’ letters market.
25 June 2015

UK competition law: Court of Appeal rocks the boat in Eurotunnel/SeaFrance case

The Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal brought by SCOP against the decision of the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) on jurisdiction in the Eurotunnel/SeaFrance merger. 
04 June 2015

Publication

Competition Damages Directive - leniency applicants and the end of exemplary damages

The EU’s competition law Damages Directive tries to resolve long-running debates to make actions for damages more effective including the protection of leniency and settlement applicants.
14 May 2015
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