Lexology PRO | United Kingdom | 20 Oct 2021
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has fined Facebook £50.5 million for “deliberately” failing to provide the agency with information related to its £400 million acquisition of Giphy.
Lexology PRO | United Kingdom | 19 Oct 2021
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its third-ever class action, authorising Justin Gutmann to lead a £93 million standalone abuse of dominance claim against two UK train operators for allegedly overcharging passengers for travelcard train tickets.
DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 15 Oct 2021
In December last year, we commented on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in MasterCard Incorporated and others vs. Walter Hugh Merricks CBE, in…
Lexology PRO | European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom, etc. | 6 Oct 2021
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a class action claim against Google can proceed in the UK and will include the technology company’s businesses in the US and Ireland.
Macfarlanes LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Oct 2021
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (the Tribunal) has allowed a claim on behalf of over two million customers against BT Group for alleged abuse of…
Lexology PRO | Central & Eastern Europe, United Kingdom | 27 Sep 2021
The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has certified its second-ever class action, allowing a claim to proceed that seeks €469 million in damages from BT for allegedly overcharging 2.3 million landline service customers.
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Sep 2021
After protracted challenges to class certification status, in Merricks v Mastercard1 the U.K. Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) granted its first…
Lexology PRO | European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2021
The European Commission has confirmed it will consider environmental benefits as efficiencies when assessing if cooperation agreements can be exempted from competition rules, although some experts believe the enforcer is wrong to limit that analysis to the specific affected market.
Lexology PRO | United Kingdom | 8 Sep 2021
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered an academic dress supplier seeking antitrust damages from a rival corporate group to respond to allegations that its standalone claim cannot proceed because it fraudulently misled customers about its own gowns.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, European Union, etc. | 8 Sep 2021
Apple and Google take up to 30% commission for in-app purchases, but competition regulators are forcing them to open up app marketplaces to protect consumers.