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  1. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    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 ...

  2. Legal news
    14 July 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

    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

    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
    24 January 2020
    Brexit: Competition law implications

    This article examines the impact of Brexit on competition law, one of the most visible areas of EU enforcement.

  6. Legal news
    04 March 2021
    UK CMA & EU Commission seeking views from stakeholders on the new VBER

    The current Vertical Agreement Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and its accompanying guidelines provide the framework of competition law regulation for suppliers and distributors across the EU. It is due to expire in ...

  7. Legal news
    19 January 2021
    UK Competition Law post-Brexit – what is the impact of the Trade and Cooperation agreement?

    The Trade and Cooperation Agreement will govern the future relationship of the UK and the EU. This article will examine some key areas to note for Competition law, reviewing important changes to state aid regulation and ...

  8. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    CMA publishes report into algorithms and their harm on consumers and competition law

    The impact algorithms continue to have on market dynamics has been under scrutiny by competition authorities around the world in recent years. On 19 January 2021, the CMA published a report, following its investigation ...

  9. Legal news
    04 January 2021
    Brexit: electricity arrangements

    Trade and cooperation agreement between the EEA and the UK.

  10. Legal news
    21 February 2019
    Legal Update: Influencing The Influencers

    Last month, the United Kingdom's ("UK") competition watchdog released its latest guidelines for social media influencers. The guidelines elucidate the application of existing consumer protection laws and industry rules ...