11 Nov 2020

Competition law update - Q3 2020

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Welcome to the Q3 2020 edition of our competition law newsletter. This is our quarterly update covering key developments in EU and UK competition law.

Highlights of this edition include:

  • Payment provider caught in crosshairs over exclusivity clauses
  • CMA sheds further light on cartel and price fixing offences
  • JD Sports successfully challenges fine for breach of IEO
  • CMA updates its merger control guidance ahead of Brexit
  • The UK looks to tighten its merger control rules in wake of COVID
  • The new EU FDI Framework comes into effect
  • The European Commission signals intent to significantly expand the use of Article 22 powers to combat the risk of “killer acquisitions”
  • The Vertical Block Exemption Regulation to be updated for the age of e-commerce and online platforms
  • “Pay for delay” agreements highlight the tension between patent and competition laws
  • The European Commission extends the Temporary Framework on State aid

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