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Commission e-commerce report highlights greater reliance on selective distribution and raises the prospect of enforcement action to tackle restrictions of online sales

European Union - September 16 2016 Yesterday the Commission published the much anticipated preliminary report in its e-commerce sector inquiry. The report was initiated in response to…

Grace Aylward, Kyriakos Fountoukakos, André Pretorius, Nick Root.

Spotlight on online sales intensifies as CMA warns of the risks of resale price maintenance in an open letter

Germany, United Kingdom - June 23 2016 The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) took the unusual step earlier this week of issuing an open letter warning suppliers and retailers not to…

Grace Aylward, Susan Black, Michael Dietrich, André Pretorius, Nick Root.

Anticipated further scrutiny of payments for category captaincy comes one step closer

United Kingdom - June 17 2016 The prospect of further scrutiny of certain category management practices has come one step closer. The issue was raised in the Groceries Code…

Susan Black, André Pretorius.

Narrow approach to market segmentation forces own-label juice supplier to offer divestments

United Kingdom - June 15 2016 Earlier this year we published an article considering recent approaches to product market definition in UK consumer goods merger decisions. The CMA's…

Grace Aylward, Susan Black, André Pretorius.

First ever formal investigation by the Groceries Code Adjudicator uncovers serious breaches by Tesco

United Kingdom - January 27 2016 The Groceries Code Adjudicator (the GCA) has concluded her first ever formal investigation and yesterday published a report finding that Tesco…

Susan Black, André Pretorius, Stephen Wisking.