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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

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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

European Commission to investigate e-commerce and geo-blocking

The European Commission’s sector inquiry to investigate how competition in the e-commerce sector is working across Europe is set to start this month.
05 May 2015

Publication

Consumer Rights Act 2015: private actions in competition law

Section 81 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 reforms the UK regime for private actions for breaches of competition law, arguably making it easier for parties to bring claims in the UK for damages.
05 May 2015

Consumer Rights Act

The Consumer Rights Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March, just before Parliament ended for the run-up to the General Election.
28 April 2015

Retailers, consumers, payment cards and interchange fees

Good news for businesses and consumers accepting and using payment cards: the new Payment Systems Regulator and the capping of interchange fees for payments made with debit and credit cards. 
22 April 2015

Damages Directive: more effective enforcement of competition rules?

After over a decade of discussion and debate, the Damages Directive was formally adopted at the end of 2014, and Member States have until 27 December 2016 to implement it into national laws.
16 April 2015
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