Region: England

UK class action claim seeks £2.3 billion from Facebook

Facebook’s parent company Meta is facing a landmark £2.3 billion opt-out antitrust class action claim on behalf of an estimated 44 million UK consumers for allegedly abusing its dominance by illegally exploiting the personal data of its users.

14 January 2022

Publishers urge CMA to strengthen Google Privacy Sandbox commitments

An alliance of technology and publishing companies has once again called on the UK’s competition authority to impose an interim injunction on Google to stop the company rolling out privacy changes to its Chrome browser.

21 December 2021

Fieldfisher hires from BNY Mellon

Miguel Vaz has joined Fieldfisher as a partner in London from Bank of New York Mellon.

17 August 2021

Motorcycle insurers hit reverse after CMA merger probe

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has notched up another successful merger challenge after accepting Ardonagh’s offer to unwind its £26 million purchase of rival motorcycle insurer Bennetts Motorcycle Services.

20 November 2020

CMA opens bipolar drug probe

The UK’s antitrust authority has launched an abuse of dominance investigation into Essential Pharma after the drugmaker threatened to withdraw a lithium-based bipolar disorder medication from the market.

06 October 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet major win in FRAND dispute

The UK’s highest court has confirmed that Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominance when it sought an injunction against Huawei’s use of its standard-essential patents.

26 August 2020

Bird park cries foul to UK tribunal

A wildlife park has asked the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to impose an injunction on its landlord, accusing the latter of unlawfully restricting its ability to sell food and merchandise.

20 February 2019

Balmoral loses again in water tanks case

A water tank manufacturer’s appeal against a cartel fine was today struck down by a UK court, which said one of the appellant’s arguments was “absurd” and “not well founded”.

15 February 2019

Davies to leave Freshfields after 36 years

John Davies, the founder of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Brussels office and one of the pioneers of antitrust law in Europe, is set to join global advisory firm Brunswick Group.

14 February 2019

UK report sets out algorithm concerns

Algorithms could facilitate collusive behaviour by stabilising explicit agreements to coordinate, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has suggested in an economic working paper.

10 October 2018

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