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  1. Legal news
    22 June 2021
    UK CMA publishes guidance on sustainability claims
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-cma-publishes-guidance-on-sustainability-claims

    Sustainability (or environmental) claims are increasingly part of the purchasing experience for consumers. Such claims can be made in the context of advertising, on product labels and within accompanying product ...

  2. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    UK: CMA investigation into excessive pricing of hand sanitiser
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/cma-investigation-into-excessive-pricing-of-hand-sanitiser

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating four pharmacies and convenience stores for suspected breaches of competition law. The investigations, under Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998, relate to ...

  3. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    CMA announces disqualification undertakings by former director of international pharmaceutical companies
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/cma-announces-disqualification-undertakings-by-former

    On 4 June 2020, the Competition Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced that it had secured binding competition disqualification undertakings by Mr Amit Patel, not to act as a director of any UK company for five years from ...

  4. Legal news
    16 June 2020
    Act against undesired control in the telecom sector in the Netherlands: new notification requirement and power to block transactions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/act-against-undesired-control-in-the-telecom-sector-in-the-netherlands--new-notification-requirement

    On 19 May 2020, the Act against undesired control in the telecom sector (“Act“) was adopted by the Dutch Parliament. The Act introduces a notification requirement applicable to anyone who has the intention to acquire ‘a ...

  5. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The functions of the CMA post Brexit
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/the-functions-of-the-cma-post-brexit

    For decades the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") and its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT"), have worked in symbiosis with the European Commission ("Commission") on competition law enforcement and ...

  6. Legal news
    25 June 2021
    UK Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Order (VABEO): A cautious refresher
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/uk-vertical-agreement-block-exemption-order

    The well-known (and somewhat over simplistic) paradox that data protection laws aim to keep personal data contained whilst competition law wants personal data to be more freely available is the premise behind the two UK ...

  7. Legal news
    07 October 2021
    CMA launches Green Claim Code
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/cma-launches-green-claim-code

    Following consultation with stakeholders, the UK CMA published a Green Claims Code (the "Code") and accompanying guidance (the “Guidance”) on 20 September. The Code is aimed at businesses making sustainability claims ...

  8. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    The UK Government consults on the new digital competition regime
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/the-uk-government-consults-on-the-new-digital-competition-regime

    Further to the UK Government’s plans, announced at the end of 2020, to set up a new digital competition regime (summarised in our earlier article “Big Tech” under pressure - new Rules for Digital Platforms in the EU and ...

  9. Legal news
    27 November 2018
    UK Government proposes amends to the Interchange Fee Regulation in the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/uk-government-proposes-amends-to-the-interchange-fee-regulation-in-the-uk

    The UK government has published a draft version of the Interchange Fee (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (IFRA Regulations) which make amendments to retained EU law relating to interchange fees and other matters ...

  10. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    UK – Merger thresholds for mergers in critical sectors revised
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/merger-thresholds-for-mergers-in-critical-sectors-revised

    The UK government has given the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) further powers to review mergers in strategically important sectors. These steps include making changes to the Enterprise Act 2002 to provide the ...