30 Mar 2021

Competition law update - Q1 2021

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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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