11 Nov 2020

Competition law update - Q3 2020


Welcome to the Q3 2020 edition of our competition law newsletter. This is our quarterly update covering key developments in EU and UK competition law.

Highlights of this edition include:

  • Payment provider caught in crosshairs over exclusivity clauses
  • CMA sheds further light on cartel and price fixing offences
  • JD Sports successfully challenges fine for breach of IEO
  • CMA updates its merger control guidance ahead of Brexit
  • The UK looks to tighten its merger control rules in wake of COVID
  • The new EU FDI Framework comes into effect
  • The European Commission signals intent to significantly expand the use of Article 22 powers to combat the risk of “killer acquisitions”
  • The Vertical Block Exemption Regulation to be updated for the age of e-commerce and online platforms
  • “Pay for delay” agreements highlight the tension between patent and competition laws
  • The European Commission extends the Temporary Framework on State aid

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