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General Court endorses Commission’s revised approach to review transactions below EU and national mergers thresholds via Article 22 EUMR referrals

European Union - July 22 2022 In its judgment of 13 July 2022 the General Court endorsed the EU Commission’s revised approach to Article 22 EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) referrals…

National Security and Investment Act: UK Government Publishes Market Guidance Notes

United Kingdom - July 20 2022 The UK National Security and Investment (NSI) Act entered into force on 4 January 2022, introducing a new standalone UK regime for the review of…

EU Reaches Agreement on Foreign Subsidies Regulation - New Regime to Enter into Force Next Year

European Union, United Kingdom - July 6 2022 The EU has reached political agreement in relation to the much-anticipated foreign subsidies regulation (the “Regulation”), which should become…

GCR EMEA Antitrust Review 2023 - HSF’s EU Merger Control update now available online

European Union, United Kingdom - July 4 2022 Members of the Brussels competition team have written their annual chapter as a contribution to the latest edition of the highly-regarded Global…

More changes to come: China consults on amendments to six antitrust guidelines

China - June 28 2022 Hot on the heels of the passing of the amendments to China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (Amended AML) last Friday (24 June 2022), China’s competition…

A New Chapter for China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: Highlights from the Legislative Amendments

China - June 24 2022 On 24 June 2022, the 35th session of the 13th National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed the Decision to Amend the Anti-Monopoly Law…

CMA alleges price fixing in relation to replica football kits

United Kingdom - June 14 2022 On 7 June 2022, the CMA issued a statement of objections (SO) concerning alleged horizontal and vertical price fixing in relation to certain Rangers…

Supreme Court endorses CAT’s approach to costs in Pfizer and Flynn

United Kingdom - June 1 2022 On 25 May 2022 the Supreme Court overturned the Court of Appeal’s ruling on costs in Pfizer and Flynn Pharma and concluded that the Competition…

The long-awaited Procurement Bill goes before Parliament: 10 key features

United Kingdom - May 24 2022 The much-anticipated Procurement Bill was laid before the UK Parliament on 11 May and has already received its first reading in the House of Lords…

The impact of the war in Ukraine on Trade Policy

European Union, Russia, Ukraine - May 24 2022 The war in Ukraine will change the world in many ways. One change that deserves more attention is how it is impacting trade policy and thus changing…