Focus Antitrust - 16 September 2020
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CMA to refer motorcycle insurance broker merger
The CMA has found that Ardonagh’s completed purchase of Bennetts raises competition concerns in the distribution of motorcycle insurance to private customers in the UK. Click here.
CMA publishes final decision in Hunter Douglas/247 Home Furnishings window blinds merger investigation
The CMA has published its final decision in its Hunter Douglas/247 Home Furnishings window blinds merger investigation. The CMA has decided that Hunter Douglas must sell the majority of its shares in 247. Click here.
- An Advocate General’s opinion has concluded that the ECJ should confirm that a private action alleging an abuse of dominance is based on tort, even where the abuses takes place within the framework of the contractual relationship between the relevant parties. Click here.
- Taboola has announced that it is abandoning its proposed purchase of Outbrain. The merger was referred for a detailed phase 2 investigation by the CMA in June. Click here.
TL4 Fire Starters
Join us for a Festive FIRE Starters evening ahead of FIRE Starters Global Summit with our expert panellists.
Women in Chancery Christmas Celebration
Join us to celebrate the festive season and discuss the busy year we have had.
The Metro quotes Paul Stone on Elon Musk's feud with Apple over Twitter advertising
Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising
Disclosing Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration: Where Are We Now?
What is third-party funding and what further developments can we expect in this fast-moving area?
Increases in Online Safety
The Digital Services Act (“DSA”) will introduce and impose obligations on various online intermediaries.
Rose Carey quoted in The Evening Standard on visitor visa applications
“Family visas are currently taking up to six months to process and with no priority service available...”
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Guildford Games Developer Community on the launch of Guildford.Games Ltd
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised the Guildford.Games committee, a not-for-profit initiative, on the formation of Guildford.Games Ltd
Alexia Egger Castillo
Inheritance contracts: An unknown planning tool for Brits with assets in Switzerland?
How you choose to dispose of your estate after death requires careful consideration, especially where assets are in multiple jurisdictions
FT Ignites Europe quotes William Garner on the FCA's approach to founder-led firms
"Taking a very strict line on founder-led firms risks undermining the FCA's competition mandate..."
HR Magazine quotes Nick Hurley on redundancy and employee rights
"Unfortunately the legal remedies for employees in companies that become insolvent are very limited"
Construction News quotes David Savage on the slight rise in construction output in September
"It remains to be seen how the sector reacted in October amid the political turmoil"
How final is a Final Certificate?
A recent Scottish case grappled with the complexities of a smash and grab adjudication.
HR Magazine quotes Nick Hawkins on a pregnancy discrimination case and what companies need to be mindful of
Pregnant worker given parenting tips before sacking wins tribunal case
Court of Appeal decides defective notice to quit not saved by 'Mannai' principles
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the second appeal in O G Thomas Amaethyddiath v Turner & Ors  EWCA Civ 1446.
Charles Russell Speechlys wins Best Legal Services: Private Equity – Pan – Africa at the AGF Service Providers Awards 2022
Best Legal Services: Private Equity – Pan – Africa at the AGF Service Providers Awards 2022
“Truss me, I quit!” - 5 Tips to Handle Unexpected Resignations and Post-employment Grievances
Read our guidance for employers on dealing with unexpected and “heat of the moment” resignations
Sarah Jane Boon
The Independent quotes Sarah Jane Boon on the 9.6% divorce increase in 2021
ONS statistics - Divorces in England and Wales: 2021
CDR – Essential Intelligence: The Belt and Road Initiative
Of the BRI nations situated within the Gulf, the UAE stands to be a leader and consolidate itself as the trade hub of the Middle East.
JCT v NEC: Which contract is right for your project?
Unsure of what building contact to use. Learn the difference between NEC and JCT contracts with our guide.
South China Morning Post quotes Simon Green on Hong Kong investment into UK property
“With the increase in energy prices in 2022, this will be something for buyers and homeowners to consider.”