Region: United Kingdom

Morgan Lewis promotes to partnership

Morgan Lewis has added competition specialist Leonidas Theodosiou to its partnership in London.

30 September 2022

CMA considers structural remedy in foam deal after first-ever Phase II concession

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is considering a divestiture proposal from two foam products manufacturers after the pair became the first-ever merging parties to concede during a Phase II probe that their deal significantly harmed competition.

28 September 2022

CMA fines Rangers FC and two retailers for price-fixing

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has fined Rangers Football Club and two sportswear retailers over £2 million for fixing the price of branded kits and other clothing products.

27 September 2022

CAT member acknowledges tribunal’s “heavy responsibility” at certification stage

A judge at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said he was surprised by senior courts’ “strong support” for the country’s relatively new class action regime and their “relatively expansionist idea of how it should operate”.

23 September 2022

UK telecoms regulator to probe Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud sector study

The UK’s Office of Communications is launching a study into the cloud services sector to identify any competition concerns arising from the market power of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

22 September 2022

Google faces follow-on actions for self-preferencing in online ad market

Publishers will file follow-on damages claims against Google in the UK and the Netherlands, seeking up to €25 billion in compensation after France’s Competition Authority sanctioned the technology company last year for favouring its own online advertising services over rivals.

13 September 2022

New foreign investment control chief appointed in UK

New UK business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg is expected to adopt a more hawkish approach in overseeing a foreign investment control regime that has already blocked two deals in eight months, according to local practitioners.

08 September 2022

Geradin Partners promotes platforms expert to partner

Competition law boutique Geradin Partners has named digital markets specialist Konstantina Bania to its partnership in London.

05 September 2022

Waitrose removes anticompetitive clauses to resolve CMA concerns

Waitrose has agreed to remove unlawful clauses from leases that prevented competing supermarkets from opening new stores in certain locations, two years after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority found a rival retailer breached the same order.

05 September 2022

CMA seeks remedies in “game-changing” Microsoft/Activision Blizzard tie-up

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has demanded concessions from Microsoft and Activision Blizzard to ensure their $69 billion merger does not harm competition for gaming consoles, multi-game subscriptions and cloud gaming services.

01 September 2022

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