Jurisdiction: UK

By the numbers

August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues at KWM in London recently summed up the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) track record on phase 1 UK merger enquiries (see their article here) based on statistics published by the CMA....

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EU Alert: Paying for delays

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues in the EU recently reported on the European Commission imposing fines totalling €427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for breaching Articles 101 and 102 TFEU...

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CMA, SFO, MOU, ACCC, CDPP… in the context of recent UK and Australian cartel reforms and clarifications, these are the authorities involved in deciding whether you will face criminal proceedings for cartel conduct. We have...

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Doors open at the CMA

April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 1 April 2014, significant reforms to the UK competition law regime came into effect. Most significantly, the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission are replaced by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). ...

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Days are well and truly numbered for unauthorised in-app purchases, following a spate of private and regulatory enforcement action in the United States, and the issue being firmly on the agenda of regulators in the...

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On 13 January 2014 the Office of Fair Trading charged Peter Nigel Snell with “dishonestly agreeing with others” to fix prices, rig bids and allocate the market for galvanised steel tanks, used for water storage,...

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Earlier this year, the ACCC announced that it is conducting a review of its immunity policy for cartel conduct.  The immunity policy encourages businesses and individuals to disclose cartel behaviour, assisting the ACCC with their...

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We are excited that the September issue of Class Action, our quarterly newsletter reporting on developments in regulatory investigations and class actions, included an article from leading international law firm, SJ Berwin, with whom King & Wood...

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NZ gets ‘hard-core’ on cartels

May 27, 2013 | 1 Comments

Significant reforms to New Zealand competition law are one step closer following a recommendation by the Commerce Select Committee that the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (the Bill) be passed with various amendments....

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The Queen’s speech

May 20, 2013 | 1 Comments

The UK has been very busy drafting and passing some new consumer and competition bills.  The UK’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill (ERR Bill) received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 and a new Draft...

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