06 Oct 2021

Competition law update - Q3 2021

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Welcome to the Q3 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:

  • Taking on the giants – Google is the latest to face a collective action claim
  • A new UK regime to combat the market power of digital firms
  • A bitter pill to swallow? CMA gets tough on pharmaceutical companies
  • Lawmakers call for CMA investigation into the "Big Three" music record labels
  • NVIDIA's acquisition of Arm set for an in-depth CMA review
  • CMA signals intention to block JD Sports/Footasylum merger…again
  • Opening the floodgates? UK's first competition collective action proceeds to trial
  • CMA set to unwind Facebook/Giphy merger
  • When will a non-notifiable merger constitute an abuse of dominance under the EU competition rules?
  • Can non-compete clauses between non-competitors ever be illegal under EU rules?
  • Important clarification from ECJ on jurisdiction in follow-on damages cases
  • Hanging on the balance: Konecranes/Cargotec merger facing EU and UK scrutiny
  • Further tensions emerge in the Commission's investigation of the Illumina/Grail merger

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