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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is planning to build its expertise in technology and data, hiring a team of experts to handle a growing number of cases, including a new chief data and technology insights officer. 14 Nov 2017
The European Commission and the Irish government have agreed to set up a working group to support Irish businesses facing challenges caused by the UK's withdrawal from the union. 14 Nov 2017
It can be tempting for suppliers and retailers to enter into discussions over the recommended price customers should be charged for products. However, there are limits to what the law permits.
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.
Large insurance brokers dealing in the wholesale market can expect to be "under serious scrutiny" from the regulator in the year ahead, an expert has said. 14 Nov 2017
Legislation which would enable the UK to enter into trade agreements with other countries once it has left the European Union has been introduced to parliament. 07 Nov 2017
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