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CMA Criticized Over Plans To Combat Big Bank Dominance

According to the Financial Times, the UK’s competition regulator has been accused of “putting foxes in charge of the henhouse” after asking the banking...
ebay

UK OKs eBay’s $9.2B Ads Deal With Adevinta

The UK competition regulator has approved eBay’s tie-up with Norway’s Adevinta after the companies agreed to sell UK second-hand sales sites Gumtree UK and...
UK

Going Against Regulator UK Company Says Refunds Not Due For...

A company offering volunteer travel to young people has refused to refund some trips cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic, customers claim.  The BBC has learned...
Law

Antitrust Pro Joins Geradin Partners In London

Leading competition law boutique Geradin Partners has announced that Tom Smith is joining the firm as a Partner based in London. Tom Smith joins from...
Astrazeneca

AstraZeneca $39B Alexion Buy Hits UK Antitrust Roadblock

On Tuesday, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it has launched an anti-competition investigation into the AstraZeneca-Alexion deal. The agency wonders whether...
CMA

UK Court Dismisses Sabre’s Challenge Of CMA Decision To Block Farelogix...

The UK Competition Appeals Tribunal on Friday, May 21, dismissed Sabre's challenge of the UK Competition & Markets Authority's (CMA) decision to block its...
Virgin & O2 Deal

UK Clears $44B Virgin-O2 Merger To Take On BT

Britain's competition regulator cleared a US$44 billion merger between broadband company Virgin Media and Telefonica's UK mobile network O2 on Thursday, May 20, after a...
FinTech

UK’s Financial Watchdog Tells FinTechs “You’re Not Banks”

Great Britain’s chief financial watchdog has a message for FinTech startups operating in the UK: stop comparing yourself to banks. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...
Digital

UK Watchdogs Set Out Blueprint For Cooperation In Digital Markets

The statement from the UK regulators for competition and data protection – the first of its kind globally – highlights the strong overlap between...
Facebook, Giphy

Facebook Loses UK Appeal Over Giphy Merger

Facebook has lost an appeal over an investigation by UK regulators into its acquisition of gif-sharing platform Giphy The social network announced a US$400 million...
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