Canada/UK: UK and Ontario regulators form fintech pact

Canada/UK: UK and Ontario regulators form fintech pact

The Financial Conduct Authority has entered into a co-operation agreement with Candian regulator Ontario Securities Commission in an effort to boost innovation. The two bodies have committed to sharing information on emerging trends and regulatory issues relating to innovation in financial services. The agreement follows the creation of the FCA’s Innovation Hub in 2014. “The […]

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

Brexit And Its Impact On English Antitrust Claims

By Kenny Henderson – In Theresa May’s memorable words, “Brexit means Brexit.” But what does this mean for England’s status as a favored jurisdiction for antitrust damages claims? The impact of Brexit on antitrust litigation in England will be influenced by the form of Brexit that the UK eventually adopts. Post hard Brexit, the cause […]

Unexplained Mysteries Of The Energy Market Investigation

Unexplained Mysteries Of The Energy Market Investigation

By Mark Friend – In its final report on the Energy Market Investigation, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced its intention to impose a temporary cap on the prices charged to energy customers on pre-payment meters. A central plank of the CMA’s argument is its claim that the Big 6 energy firms have been […]

Territoriality Isn’t Over

Territoriality Isn’t Over

By Robert O’Donoghue – This article examines territoriality through the lens of the Iiyama case, the High Court’s main findings, and where the judgment leaves us on the question of territorial application of competition law. In light of the recent “Brexit” vote, the issues of territoriality would actually assume greater, not lesser, importance if the UK […]

Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

Price Signaling: Deciphering the Shipping Forecast

By Lilly Fiedler & Nicholas Frey – This article discusses the state of the law and the increased regulatory interest in price signaling. The authors consider the recent proposed “soft resolution” of alleged price signaling conduct in relation to container shipping at the EU level and the conclusions that can be drawn from recent price signaling investigations by the German Federal Cartel Office and […]

Consumer compensation and private antitrust enforcement in the U.K. – setting a trend for Europe?

Consumer compensation and private antitrust enforcement in the U.K. – setting a trend for Europe?

By Sebastian Peyer In 2015, the U.K. government introduced opt-out group actions for claims based on breaches of competition law. The Consumer Rights Act 2015 sets out the details of the new class action regime and also introduces the opportunity for undertakings to set up a voluntary consumer redress scheme. These legal innovations in one […]

The Public Interest and Competition-Based Scrutiny of Mergers: Lessons from the Evolution of Merger Control in the United Kingdom

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Alex Chisholm, Nelson Jung, Oct 15, 2014 Developments over the past few months have been described as a “volcanic rise in protectionist sentiments from national governments.” General Electric’s bid for Alstom as well as numerous recent takeover proposals in the pharmaceutical sector, in particular […]

MAY-09(1)

In this issue: Class Certification Kenneth Ewing, May 14, 2009 Hydrogen Peroxide: The Crest of the Wave Hydrogen Peroxide also offers some guidance on handling the ubiquitous battle of class action experts in antitrust cases. Katherine Funk, May 13, 2009 Toward Judicial Realism: The Evolution of Rule 23 Eschewing a formulaic rubber-stamping of plaintiffs claims […]

MAY-12(1)

The U.K. competition authority structure is undergoing remodeling and we have several experts weighing in to take questions: How is the new organization going to react with other U.K. authorities? How best to integrate two different approaches to decision making? Should merger notification still be voluntary? What are the appropriate safeguards to ensure impartial decisions? […]

MAY-10(2)

In this issue: This issue, with the help of guest editor Ruchit Patel, we’re looking at what topics are creating a buzz in one competitive arena, namely the United Kingdom. Brian Kennelly looks at the question of forum-shopping that the Provimi decision raises, Renato Nazzini gives us a refresher on the issue of Private Action, […]

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