Competition Quarterly - August 2016

Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the Competition Quarterly - an e-bulletin from the competition group at Stevens & Bolton LLP

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Gustaf Duhs, Maliha Carey
  1. Brexit - The implications for competition law

    In this article we consider the possible impact on Competition law following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (“EU”) on 23 June 2016. The potential implications for Competition law differ depending on whether the UK is a member of... Read more
  2. Sainsbury's awarded £68 million in private damages claim against MasterCard

    On 14 July 2016 the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) found that MasterCard had infringed UK and EU competition law in the setting of UK multilateral interchange fees in respect of credit and debit card transactions (known as... Read more
  3. The Competition and Markets Authority settles with an online seller who admitted using automated repricing software to implement an illegal cartel

    On 28 July 2016, the CMA announced that it had issued a statement of objections to Trod Limited (“Trod”) and GB eye Limited (trading as GB Posters (“GB”)) setting out the CMA’s case that the parties had implemented an illegal... Read more
  4. The Competition and Markets Authority publishes final report in its retail banking market investigation

    On 19 August 2016, the CMA published its final report following its investigation into the retail banking market. The CMA found that “ the older and larger banks do not have to compete hard enough for customers’ business, and smaller and newer... Read more
  5. The European Commission proposes a ban on unjustified geo-blocking

    Last year the Commission published a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe, outlining, amongst other things, proposed steps towards the creation of a seamless market for the online sale of goods and services within the EU. Please see our Commercial... Read more

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