Competition Quarterly - January 2019

Competition Quarterly - January 2019

Competition Quarterly - January 2019

Welcome to the January 2019 edition of the Competition Quarterly publication - an e-bulletin from the competition group at Stevens & Bolton LLP.

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  1. The year ahead: The CMA's draft annual plan for 2019/20

    On 3 December, the CMA launched a consultation on its draft annual plan for 2019/20. The CMA acknowledges that much depends on the nature and timing of the UK’s exit from the EU and that it is making the “ necessary preparations whether or not... Read more
  2. High Court awards damages in first follow on cartel damages judgment

    On 9 October 2018, the High Court handed down its judgment in the damages claim brought by BritNed Development Limited (BritNed) against ABB AB and ABB Ltd (together, ABB),  high voltage power cable supplier. This claim, arising from the European... Read more
  3. Sainsbury and Asda seek judicial review of CMA merger investigation

    On 12 December 2018, J Sainsbury PLC (Sainsbury) and Asda Group Ltd (Asda) applied to the Competition Appeal Tribunal for a judicial review of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) timetable and process in the context of its investigation into... Read more
  4. The Geoblocking Regulation - what businesses need to know

    The so-called Geoblocking Regulation (full title- Regulation (EU) 2018/302 of the European Parliament and the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or... Read more
  5. Competition and Markets Authority introduces new cartel awareness campaign to educate businesses

    The CMA recently launched a new cartel awareness campaign in light of research which highlighted a general lack of awareness and understanding of cartels as well as competition law in general. The awareness campaign has a dedicated website which uses simple... Read more

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