01 Jul 2021

Competition law update - Q2 2021


Welcome to the Q2 2021 edition of our competition law newsletter. This is our quarterly update covering key developments in UK and EU competition law.

Highlights of this edition include:

  • UK Government reviews NVIDIA’s acquisition of Arm on national security grounds
  • Facebook goes head to head again with the CMA 
  • CMA clears the blockbuster merger between Virgin and O2
  • Coca-Cola accused of abuse of dominance for allegedly poaching customers from a supplier
  • CMA provides further guidance on its post-Brexit merger control tools 
  • CAT reduces fines imposed by the CMA on drug makers and annuls fine against GSK for abuse of dominance, despite upholding pay-for-delay decision 
  • Commission provisionally determines that Apple abused its dominant position as row over the AppStore intensifies
  • European train companies fined for cross-border freight cartel 
  • Commission fines three banks €28.4 million in SSA Bonds cartel
  • Spain refers European Super League Football case to CJEU
  • Commission updates its guidance on Member State merger referrals

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