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Bryan Cave EU & Competition Law Blog

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A UK CFIUS Regime? White Paper Consultation on National Security & Infrastructure Investment Review

United Kingdom - August 3 2018 The UK Government published on 24 July 2018 its long awaited White Paper on the proposed new national security screening regime to review investments…

EU Commission fines major consumer electronics manufacturers for fixing online resale prices

European Union - July 25 2018 On 24th July 2018 the EU Commission passed a decision to enforce the competition rules in yet another case involving the e-commerce sector. This time…

UK Competition Regulator Applies for Permission To Appeal Pfizer/Flynn Excessive Pricing Ruling

United Kingdom - June 29 2018 On 28 June 2018, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that it has applied to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) for permission…

UK Competition Regulator Takes Enforcement Action Against Hotel Booking Websites

United Kingdom - June 28 2018 The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) announced on 28th June 2018 that it is taking enforcement action against several hotel booking…

Irreconcilable Differences?: US Sanctions on Iran and the Proposed EU Blocking Regulation

European Union, USA - June 18 2018 The recent decision by the US Government to pull out of the Joint Committee Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to re-impose sanctions against Iran poses a…

EXCESSIVE PRICE? COMPARED TO WHAT?

United Kingdom, USA - June 13 2018 On 7 June 2017, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) set aside parts of the Competition & Market Authority’s (“CMA”) decision in relation to the…

Antitrust Division Launches Global Antitrust Enforcement Framework

Global, OECD, USA - June 11 2018 The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently announced that it will spearhead an effort to create a new…

European Court of Justice Clarifies Scope of Gun Jumping Prohibition

European Union, USA - June 1 2018 Over the last year, we have noted an increased crackdown by competition agencies on so-called “gun jumping” - that is, the implementation of a merger…

Greater National Security Scrutiny At The Heart Of New UK Merger Control Reforms

United Kingdom, USA - May 17 2018 This week the UK Government enacted two new orders which change the UK merger control thresholds under the Enterprise Act 2002. The legislation…

Commission imposes upon Dutch Cable & Telco company Altice a record fine of €125 million for gun jumping under the EU Merger Regulation

European Union, USA - May 10 2018 On 24th April 2018 the European Commission announced that it had imposed a fine of €124.5 million on Altice, the multinational cable and…