Region: United Kingdom

Visa dodges standalone claim ahead of UK trial

An ATM operator that accused Mastercard and Visa of unlawfully blocking it from charging cash withdrawal fees has settled its claim against the latter on the eve of a 12-week trial.

02 October 2023

Adobe/Figma tell CMA not to exaggerate importance of internal documents

Adobe and Figma say the UK’s in-depth probe of their $20 billion merger should discard out-of-context internal documents and reflect current market conditions.

28 September 2023

Ridyard to give keynote at GCR Live: Competition Litigation

Derek Ridyard will deliver the keynote address at GCR Live: Competition Litigation on 5 October.

28 September 2023

Parallel UK/EU remedies increasingly challenging, Hitachi lawyer says

Merging parties like Hitachi and Thales are finding it increasingly difficult to manage twin remedy negotiations in the UK and EU, Hitachi Rail’s head of competition has warned.

27 September 2023

Supreme Court criteria for certifying collective claims being ignored, says UK barrister

Lower courts have “moved away” from the criteria established by the UK Supreme Court in Merricks v Mastercard when certifying class action claims, counsel to the credit card company has said.

25 September 2023

UK class claimants should not expect methodology reprieves, CAT chair says

Class representatives should not routinely get a second chance to amend their methodologies for calculating loss if their claims are not certified, a chair at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said.

22 September 2023

Reworked Microsoft/Activision deal set to overcome UK merger hurdle

Microsoft has won provisional approval in the UK for its restructured acquisition of Activision, but not without a fresh broadside from the competition watchdog for failing to tweak the deal during the original merger review.

22 September 2023

Drugmakers oppose expert “hot tubbing” in UK excessive pricing trial

Two drugmakers seeking to overturn nearly £70 million in excessive pricing penalties have urged the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal not to compel concurrent expert evidence.

20 September 2023

CMA sets out key principles to protect competition in AI markets

A major push at home and abroad is needed to further develop new guiding principles published today that intend to govern artificial intelligence models, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

18 September 2023

CMA dismisses claims that whistleblower complaints are in freefall

The UK’s competition watchdog has criticised reports flagging an apparent 70% drop in whistleblower submissions since 2017, arguing that there has been no such downward trend.

18 September 2023

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