20 Dec 2021

Competition law update - Q4 2021


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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