Region: England

Whish to Lords: post-Brexit UK would be “foolish” to ignore EU case law

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority and courts should not ignore EU competition case law even after the country leaves the union, a leading expert said in a House of Lords hearing yesterday, but added that the rules for “having regard for” those judgments should not be onerous.

13 October 2017

CMA beats water tanks information exchange appeal

The UK’s specialist competition court has upheld a £130,000 (€145,000) penalty against Balmoral Tanks for information exchange, despite the company’s claim to having been mistreated by the Competition and Markets Authority.

09 October 2017

Multilateral settlements are desirable but difficult

The damages directive could help simplify multilateral settlements, but will still involve balancing finality for defendants with tricky negotiations.

09 October 2017

CMA launches price comparison investigation off the back of market study

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted possible improvements to boost competition in the price comparison website sector, and launched an enforcement investigation of an operator’s exclusivity agreements with home insurance providers.

26 September 2017

Stewarts appoints antitrust litigation co-heads

Kate Pollock and Kenny Henderson are set to become the heads of plaintiff-side UK litigation firm Stewarts Law's competition team, following Jonathan Sinclair's decision to step back from casework.

22 September 2017

CMA whacks golf club retailer over online sales restrictions

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority yesterday fined golf club manufacturer Ping Europe £1.45 million (€1.57 million) for stopping two online retailers from selling its golf clubs online, despite the company's online ban being intended to promote its custom fitting services.

25 August 2017

CMA puts Unilever investigation on ice

The UK's competition enforcer will take no further action against Unilever, after investigating whether the company's promotional offers on ice cream harmed competition.

11 August 2017

CMA fines light fitting company for online RPM

A light fittings group has agreed a £2.7 million (€3 million) settlement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, for having engaged in resale price maintenance with online retailers and failed to change its conduct after receiving a pair of warning letters.

20 June 2017

Brealey QC swaps Brick Court for Monckton

Mark Brealey QC left Brick Court Chambers to join Monckton Chambers this week.

11 May 2017

UK intervenes in telecoms deal following national security concerns

The UK’s business ministry now has the final say over a Chinese company’s takeover of a digital radio manufacturer, marking the first time the country’s government has intervened on national security grounds in just over a decade.

13 April 2017

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