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EU and China sign up to cooperation agreement on merger review

The Ministry of Commerce for the People’s Republic of China and the European Commission have signed up to a cooperation agreement on merger review to enhance collaboration on competition matters between the EU and China, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 October 2015 | Practice Area: EU Member State Competition Law

The new UK class action regime: what you need to know

New class action procedures came into force on 1 October, making the UK a more attractive forum for potential claimants. These procedures are likely to lead to an increase in the number of class actions being brought - this Allen & Overy Q&A addresses the the key features and changes.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 05 October 2015 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

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Class actions for competition law infringements come to the UK

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 came into force on 1 October, introducing to the UK the possibility of parties bringing competition law claims on a collective (or "class") action basis. This briefing looks at the background to and the key features of the new regime.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 02 October 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Small business? Material changes to UK company law ahead

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 materially reforms UK company law. This briefing summarises the key changes, all of which are expected to be implemented by October 2016 and looks at what, if anything, companies should be doing now to prepare for them.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 September 2015 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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Fair competition: European Commission President calls for review of supermarkets’ power

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for a review of the power wielded over food markets by groups of retailers and the “need to break some retail oligopolies”. His comments raise interesting questions about the powers available to competition authorities.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 September 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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The new competition law landscape in France: the Macron law in focus

France's 'Macron law' has come into effect, ushering in a number of changes to competition law, including new powers for the French Competition Authority with regards to anticompetitive practices and merger control. this Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the details.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 August 2015 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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European Commission charges MasterCard over competition law infringements

The European Commission has formally charged MasterCard with alleged infringements of EU competition law, on the back of a wider series of investigations and measures concerning interchange fees over the past decade or so, as Eversheds reports.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

ECJ decision in cartel case affirms potential for higher fines for vertically integrated companies

On 9 July this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed Taiwanese LCD maker InnoLux's appeal seeking to reduce a €288m fine for its involvement in the LCD cartel. This Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the implications of the judgment.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Businessmen acquitted of cartel offence - but have the stakes been raised for your future?

The requirement to prove dishonesty has recently been removed from the cartel offence. The question to consider now is: what will be the risk for individuals in future? This Nabarro briefing looks at the issues to consider in the wake of the high-profile acquittal of two former executives.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

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Summer Budget 2015: tax briefing

The Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday handed down his second Budget of 2015. It was his first Budget without the Liberal Democrats, and the Chancellor gave free reign to many measures outlined in the Conservative manifesto, as this Herbert Smith Freehills briefing explains.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 09 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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