20 Dec 2021

Competition law update - Q4 2021

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Welcome to the Q4 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:

  • The end of the road? JD Sports ordered to sell Footasylum as CMA blocks merger for second time
  • Compare the Market appeal progresses whilst class actions are launched
  • Facebook told to sell Giphy after record-breaking fine for IEO breach
  • Ferry operator arrangements under review
  • CMA poised to accept binding commitments from parties active in the electric vehicle charging market
  • CMA looks set to block Cargotec/Konecranes merger as provisional findings published
  • Global airlines in for a turbulent ride as cartel damages claims all set for take-off
  • General Court upholds the Commission's Google shopping decision
  • Illumina/GRAIL's breach of the standstill obligation and applicable interim measures
  • When the chips are down… NVIDIA prepares for a Phase 2 review from both the Commission and the CMA
  • The Commission fines five banks €344 million over Foreign Exchange spot trading cartel
  • Dawn raids on the rise

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