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The EU's highest court has been asked to rule whether brands can place restrictions on the channels through which their goods can be bought for the purpose of ensuring those products are viewed as luxury items. 21 Jul 2016
A number of major truck manufacturers have been fined a record €2.93 billion by the European Commission for their participation in a cartel. 21 Jul 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.
Scotland’s highest civil court is currently considering its decision in the long-running challenge to the government’s planned 50p minimum price per unit of alcohol, after hearing evidence from officials and trade body the Scotch Whisky Assocation (SWA), which... 19 Jul 2016
The timing of a regulatory review of the way in which competition is developing in the retirement income market following the reforms of April 2015 strengthens the case for a non-political pensions and savings policy commission, an expert has said. 15 Jul 2016
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