01 Jul 2021

Competition law update - Q2 2021

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Welcome to the Q2 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:

  • UK Government reviews NVIDIA’s acquisition of Arm on national security grounds
  • Facebook goes head to head again with the CMA 
  • CMA clears the blockbuster merger between Virgin and O2
  • Coca-Cola accused of abuse of dominance for allegedly poaching customers from a supplier
  • CMA provides further guidance on its post-Brexit merger control tools 
  • CAT reduces fines imposed by the CMA on drug makers and annuls fine against GSK for abuse of dominance, despite upholding pay-for-delay decision 
  • Commission provisionally determines that Apple abused its dominant position as row over the AppStore intensifies
  • European train companies fined for cross-border freight cartel 
  • Commission fines three banks €28.4 million in SSA Bonds cartel
  • Spain refers European Super League Football case to CJEU
  • Commission updates its guidance on Member State merger referrals

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