Brexit throws the UK into uncharted waters


Despite months of back-and-forth at the polls, Europe’s competition community is largely in shock that UK voters have opted to end the country’s membership in the European Union, and are hard at work preparing for the uncertainties ahead.

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Panama Papers leak sparks Mexican investigation

Mexico’s competition authority is re-examining a major pharmaceutical merger, after the Panama Papers revealed the purchase had allegedly been funded by the wife of the owner of its biggest rival. 


Brexit could harm English competition litigation, CAT president warns

Speaking the day before the outcome of the UK’s referendum on membership to the European Union, the president of the Competition Appeal Tribunal warned that a Brexit vote could damage the country’s reputation as a home for follow-on claims.  



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Brexit: weighing the risks

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This week the United Kingdom will decide whether it will sever 40-year-old economic and political ties with the European Union. Days away from the UK’s in-out referendum, Sonya Lalli looks at how competition law and policy has played into the debate – and what might happen if UK voters opt to leave.

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