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Out-Law Guides

  • Merger control in the UK

    Merger Control in the UK is regulated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), following the merger of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) in 2014. The CMA has strong powers of investigation and takes a proactive approach...

  • Individual liability for UK competition law infringements

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) expects company directors to have a standard of skill and involvement that ensures that companies don't break EU and UK competition law. Failure to meet that standard could lead to individuals being disqualified...

  • UK anti-cartel laws and their enforcement

    Cartels involve companies acting together to restrict competition in a way that affects trade. It is both a civil and a criminal offence in the UK.

  • Recommending and agreeing retail prices: the limits under competition law

    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.

  • Competition law: UK financial regulators' concurrent competition powers with the CMA

    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).

  • The Technology Transfer Block Exemption

    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. 

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Expertise in Competition, EU & Trade

Our Competition, EU & Trade team of highly experienced and dedicated specialists works exclusively on EU/competition law matters. We provide innovative, business-orientated solutions to clients, while operating within the ever-increasingly complex confines of UK and EU Competition law and regulation. The Group is lauded for being "very client focused and well aware of how to speak to the business community"
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