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The European Commission has given the go-ahead to the $77 billion acquisition of Broadcom by Avago, saying that the merged entity will still face effective competition in Europe. 25 Nov 2015
FOCUS: The impending expiry of patents awarded to the first wave of so-called biologics could again bring competition law issues to the fore in the life sciences sector in the coming months. 23 Nov 2015
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
In April 2014 the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) were merged into a new body, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which has stronger powers of investigation and takes a more proactive and much tougher approach to...
This is one of a series of guides on issues connected to ring-fencing and banking reform faced by banks. Other guides cover issues such as asset transfers, employment, issues for directors, real estate, pensions, litigation, third party contracts...
This guide was updated in October 2013.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
This guide is based on UK law. It was written in October 2010.
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set broad terms for its study of competition in the £6.6 trillion asset management market, covering consultants and distributors as well as asset managers themselves. 20 Nov 2015
Smaller 'challenger' banks and building societies should not be held to the same capital standards as larger competitors which pose greater risks to financial stability, the Bank of England has said. 16 Nov 2015
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