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Competition law

CMA merger guidance calibrates the crosshairs

CMA merger guidance calibrates the crosshairs

The latest competition guidance clarifies the CMA’s stance and should help streamline the merger process, says Robert Bell. Read more

How to size the sanction under the CMA's new guidance

How to size the sanction under the CMA's new guidance

The UK competition authority’s review of legal penalties will help business limit their liability for breach of competition law. Read more

Competition: How small firms can merge unscathed

Competition: How small firms can merge unscathed

Robert Bell of Bryan Cave argues more small-market mergers are likely to be cleared under new de minimis guidelines. Read more

Drug bust-up reveals hazards of complex contracts

Drug bust-up reveals hazards of complex contracts

A clash in court between two pharmaceutical giants highlights the importance of consistency and clarity in legal documents, says Paul Harris of Venner Shipley. Read more

Damage limitation

Damage limitation

UK Supreme Court imposes shock decision regarding EU public procurement rules. Read more

First intervention

First intervention

The Business Secretary has intervened in a merger on the grounds of public interest. Read more

Jurisdiction interdiction

Jurisdiction interdiction

Arbitration clauses can stop a claimant mounting proceedings in its preferred jurisdiction. Read more

Level playing field

Level playing field

Fair retail e-commerce in the EU single market and minor merger referral threshold changes in the UK. Read more

Directors’ disqualification

Directors’ disqualification

The first case of disqualification for breach of competition law. Read more

The challenge of the digital economy

The challenge of the digital economy

The novel aspect of online markets and their impact on competition will see increased scrutiny by regulators. Read more



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