06 Oct 2021

Competition law update - Q3 2021


Welcome to the Q3 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:

  • Taking on the giants – Google is the latest to face a collective action claim
  • A new UK regime to combat the market power of digital firms
  • A bitter pill to swallow? CMA gets tough on pharmaceutical companies
  • Lawmakers call for CMA investigation into the "Big Three" music record labels
  • NVIDIA's acquisition of Arm set for an in-depth CMA review
  • CMA signals intention to block JD Sports/Footasylum merger…again
  • Opening the floodgates? UK's first competition collective action proceeds to trial
  • CMA set to unwind Facebook/Giphy merger
  • When will a non-notifiable merger constitute an abuse of dominance under the EU competition rules?
  • Can non-compete clauses between non-competitors ever be illegal under EU rules?
  • Important clarification from ECJ on jurisdiction in follow-on damages cases
  • Hanging on the balance: Konecranes/Cargotec merger facing EU and UK scrutiny
  • Further tensions emerge in the Commission's investigation of the Illumina/Grail merger

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