Focus Antitrust - 13 May 2020
In The News
CMA consults on BA and American Airlines commitments
British Airways and American Airlines have offered commitments to the CMA in relation to an agreement concerning airline routes between the UK and US. Click here.
Court of Appeal rules CMA not liable for costs
The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment ruling that the starting point for costs is that no order should be made against the CMA where it has brought or defended proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal acting purely in its regulatory capacity. Click here.
Advocate General considers Paramount pay-TV commitments breached principle of proportionality
An Advocate General’s opinion has concluded that Paramount’s pay-TV commitments breached the principle of proportionality, as the Commission did not take appropriate account of the interests of third parties. Click here.
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Tattoos, athletes and image rights
Campaigns featuring athletes often include visible tattoos and a number of recent legal cases demonstrate the issues that may arise.
Food Sector steps up on climate goals
Blue Sky Linking
Daniel looks at Sky's recent success in obtaining interim protection from infringement of their broadcast rights
Don’t Gamble on Bingo Ads, Warns ASA
The ASA has issued a reminder to advertisers that bingo adverts will be treated as gambling ads for the purpose of standards regulation.
Recording Phone Calls: Don’t take Consent for Granted
What if an interviewee who is being called and interviewed “live” does not actually know he/she is on live television?
Continuing Progress in the Sphere of Inclusive and Non-Discriminatory Advertising
The latest developments from the ASA, CAP and BCAP relating to the advertising regulators’ attempts to tackle discrimination in advertising.
UK and EU launch two-pronged attack into whether Facebook is abusing a dominant market position
The CMA and the European Commission have said that they intend to work together closely as their respective investigations develop.
Jason Saiban and Caroline Swain among contributors to the ICLG Guide on Digital Business Laws and Regulations in the UK
An overview of the laws and regulations for digital businesses operating in the UK.
Draft Online Safety Bill: Regulating the online world
On 12 May 2021, the UK government published the draft Online Safety Bill...
Counterfeit goods – online platforms and luxury brands take a new collaborative approach
Online retail has been increasing for the best part of a decade due to a shift in consumer behaviour.
Charles Russell Speechlys proud to sponsor the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at the final Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards
The awards celebrated the successes of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
New foreign ownership rules take effect on 1 June 2021
Trade Marks - what is bad faith?
In any legal dispute, the term ‘bad faith’ is often banded about.
Public Company Update - May 2021
Read the May 2021 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Data Protection: All roads lead back to the GDPR
Across the globe, jurisdictions continue to develop their data protection and privacy laws.
Music to our ears? Well, perhaps not for Apple.
A feud first began when the music streaming giant, Spotify, filed a complaint against music streaming provide rand competitor, Apple Inc.
Risk allocation in commercial leases: the High Court considers rent suspension, insurance and frustration arguments
Read our summary of the full judgement on the latest Covid arrears case.
Competition and Markets Authority announces review of the EU vertical agreements block exemption
The UK Competition and Markets Authority is reviewing the future application of the EU vertical agreements block exemption in the UK.
Playing Copycat – Why have M&S begun legal action against Aldi over Colin the Caterpillar?
M&S’s chocolate caterpillar was the first of its kind to land on our supermarket shelves, over 30 years ago.
Building Back Better: Real Estate and Restructuring
How and why should hospitality businesses re-structure post pandemic?