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The (unchanging) path ahead for UK merger control in 2023

A speech delivered this week by the Chief Executive of the CMA provides insights into the competition watchdog's approach to merger control – reflecting on some of the most...


D’oh! CMA unwinds Cerelia’s acquisition of the Jus-Rol dough-to-bake business

The CMA has concluded that a merger between the two largest suppliers of ready to bake products to UK grocery retailers should be unwound, highlighting the risks of choosing to complete...

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Foreign Subsidies under EU scrutiny: a revolution that will impact foreign undertakings active in the EU

The new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation, which appears to mirror the substantive EU State aid principles set out in Article 107 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union...


The National Security and Investment Act 2021: a review of the regime's first year in operation

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) came into force a year ago, ushering in a new era of investment control in the UK. Though not without teething issues, the NSIA...

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FDI Outlook 2023 – What to expect from national security reviews in the new year

With 2023 only a few days old, many predictions are out there about what the New Year holds for investment and M&A activity. While it is hard to prophesy, particularly in such...


Back on the agenda: UK’s digital market reforms to come into force by October 2023

The UK’s Digital Markets Unit is now expected to be put on a statutory footing and granted new wide-ranging powers to regulate anti-competitive behaviour by May 2023, with its powers...


Working together: EC guidelines on application of competition law to collective bargaining

The European Commission has adopted guidelines addressing the application of EU competition law to the "solo self-employed". The guidelines clarify situations in which certain...


Green Means Go (subject to conditions): national security concerns with UK energy deal

The UK Government has, for one of the very first times, used its new national security powers to intervene in respect of a transaction. This new intervention is in respect of the...


Getting the Deal Through – Luxury and Fashion 2022

Hogan Lovells and Lexology have partnered to publish the third edition of Getting the Deal Through--Luxury & Fashion, which is now available online. The reference guide...

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