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Ofcom’s Study Into Competition in Cloud Markets Prompts Referral to the CMA for Further Investigation
 |  Mar 19, 2024

Cloud computing enables technological innovation and revolutionises how businesses operate across the UK economy. Given the importance of the sector, the UK communications regulator Ofcom launched a study to assess…

Algorithmic Collusion and Personalized Pricing: A View from the UK
 |  Feb 28, 2024

Pricing algorithms have become a prominent concern among competition authorities and regulators, including within the UK. This is in part because algorithms have the potential to negatively affect consumers through…

Hitting the “Return” Key: Disgorgement in UK/EU Antitrust Laws
 |  Aug 29, 2023

Expressly restitutionary remedies have yet to be ordered in a competition law case. Yet disgorgement is not an unfamiliar principle in the field. Excessive pricing and other abuses of dominance…

Telemedicine in the United Kingdom: From a Patchwork of Services and Regulations to a Connected Health and E-health Revolution
 |  Jul 31, 2023

This article provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the adoption and regulation of telehealth and telemedicine services in the United Kingdom, and specifically with reference to its National Health…

Highest EU Court Reinforces Merger Control in Telco Sector and Beyond
 |  Jul 27, 2023

By Antonio Bavasso, Josh Buckland & Michael Tagliavini1   I. Introduction and Overview On July 13, 2023, the highest EU court – the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) – handed…

The Prevalence of Coordinated Effects Theories in Uk and EC Merger Cases
 |  Jul 27, 2023

This article analyses UK and EC merger cases in the past ten years to assess the extent to which coordinated effects have played a role in the investigation. It finds…

The Role of an Economist at the Competition Appeal Tribunal
 |  Jul 21, 2023

The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal judges a range of cases in the competition (antitrust) sphere. There is a panel of Ordinary Members who are chosen on the basis of availability…

Rule Britannia: Thanks to Brexit It Does… At Least in Antitrust
 |  May 2, 2023

By Lawrence B. Landman*   Many observers were surprised when the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) recently prohibited Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision.  But they should…

Brave New World?
 |  Apr 20, 2023

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is expected soon to get new powers to regulate digital companies with Strategic Market Status (“SMS”). Once the new regime is in place, the…

Compare the Markets: Two-Sided Market Definition in the Comparethemarket Case
 |  Jan 18, 2023

In competition law, how to define markets in the context of two-sided platforms is a hot topic. Drawing on the judgment of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal in BGL/Comparethemarket v.…

The New EU and UK Vertical Regimes: Improvements, Divergences, and Missed Opportunities?
 |  Sep 30, 2022

In 2022 both the EU and the UK overhauled their regimes governing vertical agreements following the expiry of Regulation 330/2010, which had block exempted many vertical agreements from both Article…

Looking Backwards and Forwards: What Does 25 Years of Competition Enforcement in the UK Tell Us about the Future?
 |  Aug 24, 2022

August 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the draft Competition Bill in August 1997. Passing into law the following year, what became the Competition Act 1998 introduced…

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