Region: England

UK government urged to square transitional arrangements for live cases

The House of Lords has urged the UK government to quickly agree on transitional arrangements for antitrust cases that would be live at the time of the UK’s exit from the EU.

02 February 2018

CMA warns that Fox/Sky may not be in the public interest

The UK’s competition watchdog has issued a provisional finding that 21st Century Fox’s takeover of Sky could harm media plurality and is not in the UK’s public interest.

24 January 2018

Servier UK preliminary hearing set for next year

An English judge today set the scope of a preliminary hearing in a follow-on lawsuit by UK health authorities’ lawsuit against Servier for its role in the perindopril pay-for-delay scheme.

23 January 2018

CMA: drinks deal could mean higher prices

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has expressed concerns that a merger between two soft drinks companies could increase consumer prices and affect quality in the market for preservative-free, unrefrigerated beverages.

03 January 2018

CMA fines laundry companies for market sharing

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has fined two NHS-contracted laundry companies £1.71 million (€1.71 million) for dividing up customers in a market-sharing agreement.

14 December 2017

Cornerstone grows in London

Cornerstone Research has added two new principals to its European practice with Maria Maher and Vivek Mani both joining the consultancy’s London office.

23 November 2017

CMA issues Concordia statement of objections

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has accused pharmaceutical company Concordia of overcharging the National Health Service and hiking the price of an essential drug by 6,000%.

21 November 2017

Gibson Dunn gets two new antitrust partners

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has made Richard Cunningham in the US and Deirdre Taylor in London partners in the firm’s global antitrust practice, as part of a promotion round of 16 lawyers.

15 November 2017

An interview with Andrea Coscelli

Andrea Coscelli has been chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority since July 2017, after a stint as its acting chief following the departure of Alex Chisholm. Coscelli spoke to Hettie O’Brien about excessive prices, the CMA’s merger caseload, and whether antitrust is working for society.

13 November 2017

CMA to monopolise UK leniency applications

Lawyers have praised recent changes to the Competition and Markets Authority’s leniency process that will see the antitrust enforcer becoming the sole UK port of call for applicants.

06 November 2017

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