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EU Commission publishes Policy Brief on the first 100 days of its new FSR regime

European Union - February 27 2024 The Commission has published a Policy Brief on the first 100 days since the start of the obligation to notify qualifying concentrations under the new…

Five Years of Activity in a Priority Sector: The European Commission’s Report on Competition Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Sector (2018-2022)

European Union, France, United Kingdom - February 19 2024 The European Commission (“Commission“) has published a comprehensive report showcasing the strengthening of antitrust and merger control enforcement…

China Increases Merger Filing Thresholds and Issues Guidance on Process

China - February 14 2024 On 26 January 2024, the State Council of China released its long-awaited and increased turnover thresholds for mandatory merger notifications in the…

A new EU Market Definition Notice fit for new market realities?

European Union - February 12 2024 On 8 February 2024 the Commission adopted a revised Market Definition Notice (the Notice). This introduces new features, updates and clarifications…

What investors need to know about the European Commission’s new economic security initiatives and their potential impact on investment screening

European Union - January 31 2024 On 24 January 2024 the European Commission announced five related initiatives aimed at enhancing EU “economic security” in the face of risks arising…

Court of Appeal clarifies broad right of appeal in competition collective proceedings and rejects general prohibition on communications between defendants and class members

United Kingdom - January 30 2024 In December the Court of Appeal issued its third key appeal judgment of 2023 on the developing competition class action regime. The judgment related…

UK investment screening: supporting a more pro-investment approach

United Kingdom - January 24 2024 Since entering into force just over two years ago, the UK National Security and Investment (NSI) regime has resulted in a marked step-change in…

CMA can require overseas companies to produce documents in its competition law investigations

United Kingdom - January 23 2024 In its ruling of 17 January 2024 the Court of Appeal allowed the CMA’s appeal against a joint judgment by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and…

CMA publishes provisional approach to implementing the new Digital Markets competition regime

United Kingdom - January 18 2024 On 11 January 2024, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published an overview of its provisional approach on how it plans to implement the…

EU AI Regulation - Political Agreement Reached on the EU’s Landmark AI Act

European Union - December 19 2023 After nearly three years of discussions and negotiation, political agreement has finally been reached in relation to the EU’s AI Act, the first major…