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CAT upholds CMA Decision: Ping out of bounds

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On 7 September 2018, the CAT upheld the CMA's 2017 infringement decision in which it fined golf club manufacturer Ping £1.45m for breaching Article 101(1) TFEU and the UK's Chapter I prohibition by preventing UK retailers...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

New Era of Collective Actions in Europe?

Despite 20 years of robust legislative activity in the field of consumer protection and the 2013 European Commission recommendation on collective redress mechanisms, a harmonized approach to collective redress such as group...more

Jones Day

UK Competition Appeal Tribunal Overturns Abuse of Dominance Fines on Pharmaceutical Companies

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The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (the "CAT") has overturned a finding of abuse of dominance against Pfizer Inc. and Flynn Pharma Ltd. The ruling followed appeals by those companies against a 2016 Competition & Markets...more

Dentons

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to Competition Tribunal ruling in Toronto Real Estate Board

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The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) has confirmed a Competition Tribunal decision concerning the control of Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), delivering a victory to the Commissioner...more

Proskauer Rose LLP

Regulation Round Up - October 2017

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3 October - The Prudential Regulator Authority (PRA) published a policy statement on strengthening accountability in banking and changes to senior managers regime (SMR) forms. The changes to the SMR forms will become live on...more

McGuireWoods LLP

The Advance of UK Antitrust Class Actions

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Brussels-based antitrust partner Matthew Hall brings us an update on two ongoing UK antitrust class actions and one on the horizon. Antitrust class actions in the UK are beginning to take hold before the specialist...more

McGuireWoods LLP

European Competition Law Newsletter – July 2017

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More EU Investigations Into Licensing and Distribution Practices - During June 2017, the European Commission launched yet more competition law investigations into licensing and distribution practices in the EU. The four...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Eyes Across the Atlantic: Coordination and Management of Global Private Antitrust Litigation

In years past, the focus of private international antitrust disputes was the United States. Over a century of experience, treble damages, class actions and the American rule for attorneys’ fees – plus robust enforcement by...more

Allen & Overy LLP

New competition class action regime off to a slow start

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The first ever application to create a class action under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 regime, in relation to anti-competitive conduct in the mobility scooter market, has been adjourned following faults found with the...more

McGuireWoods LLP

European Competition Law Newsletter – November 2016

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Watch the Treatment of Switzerland in Distribution Agreements - On 29 September 2016, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court (FAC) handed down a judgment impacting any distribution agreement which could touch...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Limitation and foreign follow-on actions

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Two recent attempts to hedge limitation risk in follow-on claims by commencing proceedings in the UK High Court and the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal have failed. The Tribunal ruled that a claim, based on foreign law,...more

McGuireWoods LLP

UK Antitrust Class Actions Start to Get Going

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Brussels Antitrust/Competition partner (and English lawyer) Matthew Hall brings us an update on antitrust class actions filed under new procedures in the UK. Antitrust class actions in the UK are beginning to take hold...more

McGuireWoods LLP

European Competition Law Newsletter – October 2016

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Stand-Alone Refusal to Supply Claim Launched in UK Court - Competition law litigation continues to develop rapidly in the UK. Companies should be aware that this can be a useful commercial weapon against competitors...more

McGuireWoods LLP

European Competition Law Newsletter – August 2016

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Antitrust Liability for the Actions of Third Parties - It is a long-established principle that a company can be liable for the anti-competitive behavior of a third party. Compliance programmes and training, as well...more

McGuireWoods LLP

European Competition Law Newsletter – July 2016

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Brexit and Competition Law - Competition law in the UK will be impacted by Brexit. There are steps which we recommend companies take now. Yet Another UK Case on Online Sales Restrictions - Another UK...more

Cooley LLP

Alert: UK Competition Law after Brexit

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On 23 June, the British electorate voted by roughly 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU) (an outcome almost universally referred to as ‘Brexit'). While the referendum was purely advisory, and so had no formal legal...more

McGuireWoods LLP

In On the Act: First Antitrust Class Action Launched in the UK

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Much ink and conference time have been spent discussing it, but now we have a real example of an antitrust class action in the UK. This is the first under the 2015 rules allowing such claims, Schedule 8 of the Consumer...more

McGuireWoods LLP

European Competition Law Newsletter – May 2016

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Third UK Fast-Track Claim Shows Rapid Development of Competition Law Private Claims as a Business Tool - On 12 April 2016, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) listed (see here) its third fast-track competition law...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Fast track competition procedure claims another scalp

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This case, being already the third since the new CAT Rules came into force on the 1 October 2015, is evidence that the new fast track procedure has been successful in encouraging claims against anti-competitive behaviour and...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Land Use Restrictions under the Spotlight

On 18 March 2016, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) published only the second case to be brought under the new fast track procedure before the CAT under the provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015. The fast track...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Launch of First UK Opt-Out Class Action

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October 1, 2015, marked the entry into force of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 ("CRA"), bringing with it an opt-out class action regime for the private enforcement of infringements in competition law. Now, in March, 2016, the...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Business Litigation Report - January 2016

Legal Issues Raised by the Driverless Vehicle Revolution – PART 2 - Part 1 of this article, published in the December 2015 Business Litigation Report, described emerging driverless vehicle technology and related patent...more

McDermott Will & Emery

The UK Consumer Rights Act 2015: A New Advance in Private Antitrust Enforcement

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On 1 October 2015 the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015) entered into force, bringing with it a raft of changes pertaining to consumer protection law and competition law litigation. These changes were discussed in an...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Buying a liquidated company’s assets? – Be wary of UK Merger Control

On the 16 December 2015, the Supreme Court overturned a decision of the Court of Appeal and held that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had the power to subject the acquisition of the former SeaFrance Dover-Calais...more

McDermott Will & Emery

International News: Focus on Tax - Issue 3, 2015

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The breadth of the articles contained in our Focus on Tax this issue demonstrates the perennial importance of this topic to global businesses and international high net worth individuals. We examine topics ranging from...more

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