04 Apr 2022

Competition law update - Q1 2022

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Welcome to the Q1 2022 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:

  • Motorola fails to overturn CMA market investigation decision
  • CMA fines pharma companies for restricting drug supplies
  • Simultaneous dawn raids by CMA and Commission signal nature and extent of post-Brexit cooperation
  • Facebook faces further file following second IEO
  • More misery for JD Sports, Footasylum as footwear chains face hefty fine for IEO breach
  • Another UK class action is launched – this time against Meta
  • Network Rail ordered to pay £3.8 million in damages to Achilles
  • PSR levies over £33 million in fines in first ever cartel decision
  • FCA investigates competition concerns in wholesale data markets
  • Intel wins EU appeal against EUR 1.06 billion fine
  • EU Parliament suggests reduced period for review of new foreign subsidies legislation
  • EU lawmakers express concerns over buying alliances in the agricultural and food supply chains
  • Commission considers behavioural remedies in Illumina/Grail deal
  • EU and UK launch twin Meta and Google probes
  • Commission conditionally clears Facebook/Kustomer deal
  • Commission committed serious breach by withholding default interest
  • Commission blocks Korean shipbuilding deal
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