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Whether the deals financial firms offer to attract consumers that actively switch service providers negatively impact on the prices other sections of society pay for financial services is to come in for greater scrutiny, a regulator has said. 23 Jun 2016
Imposing a requirement on parties to cross-border contracts to draw up invoices in a particular language is a disproportionate restriction on free movement of goods within the EU, according to the trading bloc's highest court. 23 Jun 2016
On 1 April 2015, UK financial regulators the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) gained new competition law powers, which they can exercise concurrently with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
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.
Suppliers are trying to control the price their goods can be sold at by distributors in "too many contracts" and the practice is "almost invariably unlawful", an expert has warned. 22 Jun 2016
FOCUS: London has developed into a major hub for technology companies but the ability of technology 'scale-ups' to grow their business in the city is being affected by shortages in funding and skills. 22 Jun 2016
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