30 Mar 2021

Competition law update - Q1 2021


Welcome to the Q1 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:

  • Competition & Markets Authority ("CMA") starts 2021 with a merger bang
  • UK sees the launch of another antitrust collective action
  • UK opens up fledgling state subsidy regime to public consultation
  • CMA publishes guidance on its approach to breaches of final orders and undertakings
  • CMA launches antitrust probe against Apple
  • Foreign exchange cartel – pass on defence?
  • Mondelēz hit with formal antitrust probe
  • European Commission's ("Commission") approval of Google-Fitbit intensifies the debate over Big Tech
  • Stark warning to investment firms as Goldman Sachs' liability for cables cartel upheld
  • Commission proposes ambitious legislation to rein in the tech giants
  • Commission fines Valve and 5 gaming publishers for geo-blocking agreements
  • Commission investigates potential misuse of patent procedures

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