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EU’s updated distribution rules

European Union, United Kingdom - May 19 2022 On 10 May 2022, the European Commission published the updated Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and Guidelines on Vertical Restraints…

Tone Oeyen, Konstantin Bondarenko, Joanna Goyder, Karen Slaney, Lucas Vanassche

UK Verticals Reform: VABEO Text Published as UK Inches Towards New Regime

European Union, United Kingdom - February 28 2022 Following publication of the final recommendation of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to the Secretary of State last November, the UK…

Deirdre Trapp, Richard Flanagan, Alessandra Galea, Rory Jones, Karen Slaney

The devil is in the detail: General Court’s renvoi judgment in Intel demands rigorous effects analysis in abuse of dominance cases

European Union - February 14 2022 In a 26 January 2022 judgment, the General Court has partially overturned the Commission’s 2009 decision and entirely overturned the associated €1…

Rafique Bachour, Claire Smith

UK Verticals Reform: An Added Layer of Complexity for International Companies

European Union, United Kingdom - November 22 2021 Contrary to the traditional position in the US, the EU has long had a focus on the competitive effects of vertical agreements and international…

Deirdre Trapp, Richard Flanagan

Spotlight: foreign investment review procedure in United Kingdom

United Kingdom - October 18 2021 An overview of the authorities' review process for foreign investment in United Kingdom, including key thresholds for review, timeframes and procedural requirements.

Kaidy Long