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UK Watchdog Takes On False “Greenwashing” Claims

Businesses falsely claiming environmental credentials could face sanctions, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regulator stated on Monday, September 20, due to concerns...
UK

UK Health Minister Steps Down Over COVID Test Price-fixing Accusation

A British health minister at the center of a series of controversies over the government’s handling of coronavirus has been given the sack in Boris...
Viagogo

Viagogo Sells StubHub’s Business Outside North America

The UK’s competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), is having a busy month with its Sony Music / AWAL investigation, as well...
Viagogo

UK Watchdog OKs £2.9B Viagogo & StubHub Merger

The US$4 billion merger of controversial ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub can proceed after the UK competition regulator approved a plan that will...
Facebook UK Concerns Giphy Deal

Facebook Rejects UK Watchdog’s Concerns Over Giphy Deal

Facebook has rejected the concerns of the UK competition regulator over its acquisition of Giphy, a provider of popular animated images, and said it...
Sony

UK Concerned Over Sony Music’s Purchase Of AWAL

Sony Music Entertainment's purchase of London-based independent record label AWAL has raised competition concerns as it may lead to worse terms for artists, a...
JD Sports

UK Watchdog Still Sees Competition Concerns Over JD Sports Merger

The CMA has provisionally found JD Sports’ takeover of Footasylum could lead to a worse deal for shoppers, after reassessing the merger. Following the CMA’s...
Energy

UK Watchdog Clears National Grid’s $11B Purchase Of WPD

Britain's competition regulator cleared National Grid's proposed acquisition of the United Kingdom's largest electricity distribution business on Wednesday without referring the US$11 billion deal...
Post Covid

UK Watchdog Criticized for Disbanding Covid Unit

The UK competition regulator has been criticized by lawyers and its former chair Andrew Tyrie for closing a COVID-19 unit at the start of...
COVID

UK Regulator Warns COVID-19 Test Providers

Private companies that sell COVID-19 tests to holidaymakers have been told to “get on the right side of the law” by the competition regulator,...
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