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Competition law developments in Africa

Competition law in Africa is becoming increasingly active and, in certain respects, complex. Bowmans takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 11 January 2017 | Practice Area: Non-EU Competition Law

Competition and Markets Authority ends investigation into energy tariff price comparison sites

On 6 October 2016, the UK Competition and Markets Authority announced the closure of its investigation into a suspected competition law breach by some price comparison websites for energy tariffs on the grounds of administrative priorities.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 October 2016 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

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Competition Appeal Tribunal hands down highest-ever damages award in flurry of firsts

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has ordered MasterCard and others to pay £68.6m in damages to Sainsbury’s, in a judgment which represents the largest damages award handed down by CAT. There are two novel issues that were examined, as this Latham & Watkins briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 August 2016 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

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Chinese state-owned enterprises in Europe: the EC's powers to scrutinise transactions

The EC has, for the first time, found a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) to be controlled by the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the Chinese State Council. This decision may have far-reaching implications for future transactions by all Chinese SOEs in Europe.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 June 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Africa competition law FAQ: a guide to 20 countries across the continent

Differences in law, regulation and business culture can significantly increase the risk and complexity of doing business in Africa. This guide answers common questions relating to the competition law regimes across Africa, covering 20 jurisdictions including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 02 June 2016 | Practice Area: Merger Control

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When does an IP owner become an IP abuser?

Over the last two years, China has ramped up its antitrust enforcement efforts. This also includes intellectual property (IP) related abuse. But what does IP abuse mean? This Allen & Overy article sets out the current landscape for IP abuse enforcement in China.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 11 May 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Brexit: the competition law questions for UK businesses

One question that businesses are starting to ask is how much of a change Brexit would make in terms of compliance with the antitrust regime, merger law and state aid. The degree of change depends on the post-Brexit deal the UK strikes with the EU - this Nabarro briefing discusses the key issues.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 04 May 2016 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Non-executive directors: five key risk issues for 2016

Non-executive directors (NEDs) are under more pressure to be accountable for the companies that they represent. This Nabarro briefing discusses five things which all NEDs should be thinking about in 2016, covering subjects including Brexit, cyber attacks and diversity.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 19 April 2016 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Record fines for GSK in UK's first 'pay-for-delay' competition case: implications for pharma firms

GlaxoSmithKline’s recent £37m fine from the CMA marks the first time that the UK competition authority has fined pharma businesses for so-called 'pay-for-delay' settlements aimed at delaying the entry of generic competitors into the market. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at the implications.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 March 2016 | Practice Area: EU Competition Law

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Businesses beware: UK antitrust watchdog advised to step up cartel enforcement

A recent report from the National Audit Office has recommended that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) increase the number of cartel investigations it carries out - and the CMA is expected to respond accordingly, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 12 February 2016 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud

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