Region: United Kingdom

UK court upholds Trucks opt-in class action certification

Road Haulage Association can proceed with its certified opt-in class action against members of the EU trucks cartel, a UK appellate court has said - rejecting a rival claimant’s bid to overturn the dismissal of its own opt-out claim.

25 July 2023

Apple accused of excessive “creator tax” in fresh UK class action

A competition expert has filed another class action alleging that Apple abused its dominance by charging developers an “excessive” 30% commission fee before the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal.

25 July 2023

Microsoft/Activision have ‘realistic chance’ of resolving competition concerns, CMA says

There is a “realistic chance” of a more certain outcome that resolves competition concerns in Microsoft/Activision, the UK’s competition watchdog has said.

24 July 2023

Roofing-cartel victim drops follow-on damages claim against suppliers

A roofing supply broker has withdrawn its follow-on damages claim against two of the UK’s largest suppliers of rolled lead, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing cartel forced it into bankruptcy in 2017.

24 July 2023

Retailers must display unit prices clearly or risk enforcement action, CMA says

The UK government should tighten its unit pricing rules to better help shoppers compare product prices, the country’s national antitrust enforcer has said in an update on its probe into competition in the groceries sector.

20 July 2023

CMA provisionally clears Broadcom/VMware without remedies

Broadcom’s €54.4 billion acquisition of VMware will not harm competition for critical computer products, the UK's antitrust watchdog has found in a provisional in-depth decision unconditionally clearing the tie-up.

19 July 2023

Microsoft/Activision extend merger deadline

Microsoft and Activision have postponed the deadline for completing their $68.7 billion merger by three months.

19 July 2023

CAT conditionally stays Microsoft/Activision deal block challenge

The UK’s specialist competition tribunal has agreed to pause Microsoft’s appeal against the decision blocking its acquisition of Activision Blizzard after the merging parties revealed their plans to file a restructured deal to the country’s antitrust authority.

17 July 2023

China slams “discriminatory” UK foreign investment regime

A report on the UK’s foreign investment regime shows the country’s government discriminates against China-linked buyers, a spokesperson for the Chinese administration has claimed.

14 July 2023

FCA flags Big Tech ‘data advantages’ for future scrutiny

Apple and Amazon’s data advantages in the consumer credit and insurance sectors have been flagged as ripe for scrutiny by the UK’s financial services watchdog.

13 July 2023

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