Region: United Kingdom

Cleary Gottlieb strengthens in Europe with promotions

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has promoted two associates to the partnership in London and Cologne, as well as a lawyer to counsel in Brussels.

27 October 2021

CMA launches market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched a market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network – the mobile radio network used by all emergency services in Great Britain – after a public consultation reinforced the agency’s concerns that the company may be earning excess profits.

25 October 2021

CMA reconsiders remedy in private healthcare deal

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched its first ever review of a previously agreed Phase I divestment remedy, after private healthcare provider Circle Health said it was unable to sell a hospital as promised as part of its acquisition of rival BMI Healthcare.

21 October 2021

Facebook hit with record penalty for “major breach” of hold-separate order

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has fined Facebook £50.5 million for “deliberately” failing to provide the agency with information related to its £400 million acquisition of Giphy.

20 October 2021

CAT certifies third-ever UK competition class action

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its third-ever class action, authorising Justin Gutmann to lead a £93 million standalone abuse of dominance claim against two UK train operators for allegedly overcharging passengers for travelcard train tickets.

19 October 2021

CMA set to scrutinise music streaming platforms in latest digital market study

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has announced plans to study the country’s music streaming market, although it is yet to finalise the exact scope of its review.

19 October 2021

Covington & Burling adds state aid and TMT specialists in Brussels

Covington & Burling has boosted its EU antitrust team by hiring former Daldewolf partner Carole Maczkovics alongside Carl Wettinck, a 17-year veteran of the Belgian Competition Authority.

18 October 2021

Enforcer says pandemic fast-tracked agency improvements and efficiencies

Technological advances and adjustments rapidly forced upon antitrust agencies because of the coronavirus pandemic will boost competition enforcement long after populations and economies have recovered, the head of the Swedish Competition Authority has said.

18 October 2021

Former Ofcom official rejoins Compass Lexecon

Ciara Kalmus has left the UK's communications regulator after a decade to rejoin Compass Lexecon as a senior vice president in London.

13 October 2021

White & Case and Covington & Burling promote in Europe

White & Case has promoted Lars Petersen to partner in Germany, while Covington & Burling has promoted Melissa Van Schoorisse and Katherine Kingsbury to of counsel and special counsel.

12 October 2021

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