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UK National Security and Investment - now is the time to Act

The UK’s much publicised National Security and Investment Bill has now been granted Royal Assent – passing into law an Act which will significantly affect the way investments in ...

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UK’s Digital Markets Unit: referee has been appointed, now is your chance to help write rules of the game

The UK Government has launched the much anticipated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) as a first step towards an “unashamedly pro-competition" regime focused on the position of...

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Collective bargaining for the self-employed – a tough gig?
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On 6 January 2021, the European Commission published an "Inception Impact Assessment" seeking feedback on an initiative aimed at defining EU competition law's scope of...

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Supreme Court lowers the bar for certification of Class Actions in the UK

In a key decision, the UK Supreme Court has given guidance on the threshold for certifying a class action for breach of competition law. The Court’s judgment in Mastercard v...

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UK's Digital Markets Unit and EU's Digital Markets Act: Divergence in the regulation of the largest online platforms?

The United Kingdom and the European Union are set to take bold strides towards the regulation of digital markets in coming months. While both are broadly aligned in their intention to...

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Strengthening the defences: the new UK national security investment screening regime
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A new National Security and Investment Bill laid before the UK Parliament this week will, on enactment, significantly affect the way investments in the UK can be reviewed by the UK...

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UK merger control: Public health emergencies and foreign takeover scrutiny
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New measures, announced on 21 June 2020, will allow the UK Government to intervene in relation to transactions involving businesses with "critical capabilities" to help combat...

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Better together – How far can competitors go under UK competition law in cooperating to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis?

Competition/antitrust laws generally require rival firms to operate on the market independently of each other and tolerate cooperation between competitors only in limited circumstances...

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Card acquiring services: UK Payment Systems Regulator launches its market review
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The UK Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has kicked off its market review into card-acquiring services with the publication of its final terms of reference (ToR). For affected firms,...

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