04 Apr 2022

Competition law update - Q1 2022


Welcome to the Q1 2022 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:

  • Motorola fails to overturn CMA market investigation decision
  • CMA fines pharma companies for restricting drug supplies
  • Simultaneous dawn raids by CMA and Commission signal nature and extent of post-Brexit cooperation
  • Facebook faces further file following second IEO
  • More misery for JD Sports, Footasylum as footwear chains face hefty fine for IEO breach
  • Another UK class action is launched – this time against Meta
  • Network Rail ordered to pay £3.8 million in damages to Achilles
  • PSR levies over £33 million in fines in first ever cartel decision
  • FCA investigates competition concerns in wholesale data markets
  • Intel wins EU appeal against EUR 1.06 billion fine
  • EU Parliament suggests reduced period for review of new foreign subsidies legislation
  • EU lawmakers express concerns over buying alliances in the agricultural and food supply chains
  • Commission considers behavioural remedies in Illumina/Grail deal
  • EU and UK launch twin Meta and Google probes
  • Commission conditionally clears Facebook/Kustomer deal
  • Commission committed serious breach by withholding default interest
  • Commission blocks Korean shipbuilding deal
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