Have you considered cooperating with the European Commission on non-cartel/Vertical Agreements?

Two recent European Commission decisions – Nike[1] and Guess[2]are of great significance on the issue of cross-border sales restrictions in the form of geo-blocking – technology that restricts web content based on geographical location. In both cases, the allegations centred on ‘vertical restraint’ allegations – competition restrictions contractually applied at

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Competition Law and director disqualification for up to 15 years

The first six months of 2019 have provided several interesting headlines as director disqualification starts to wield greater influence in the world of competition law. What is director disqualification? Disqualification orders (by the court) or disqualification undertakings (agreed by the director) are perhaps more commonly known as being imposed upon

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(Over) paying the Ferryman?

Gordon Downie examines how some UK local authorities, in raising their cremation charges (partly) in response to austerity, may be risking a breach of competition law Recent reports have highlighted the very high prices being charged to bereaved families for funeral services.  There have been large increases in such charges over recent

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