Focus Antitrust - 18 March 2020
In The News
CMA imposes behavioural remedy in Bauer radio merger
The CMA has imposed a behavioural remedy in relation to Bauer Media’s completed purchase of certain radio businesses of Celador Entertainment Limited, Lincs FM Group Limited and Wireless Group Limited, including 50% of First Radio Sales Limited (FRS), which provides independent local radio stations with access to national advertisers. The remedy requires Bauer to provide advertising representation to independent radio stations on the same terms the stations were receiving from FRS for a period of 10 years. Click here.
Government publishes terms of reference for digital taskforce
The Government has published the terms of reference for the digital taskforce. The taskforce will run for a period of 6 months to provide government with advice on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for unlocking competition in digital platform markets. Click here.
- The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Raytheon by United Technologies Corporation subject to conditions. Click here.
- The CMA is proposing to refer the magazine and tech sites merger between Future and TI Media unless the parties offer acceptable undertakings in lieu of a reference. Click here.
- The CMA has cleared payments company Bottomline’s purchase of Experian Payments Gateway following a detailed phase 2 investigation. Click here.
China’s Personal Information Protection Law – keeping up with the Joneses or increased cyber-security?
Up until recently, China’s data protection rules could be found through a number of laws and guidelines
Construction & Infrastructure Seminar
Experts will give insights and analysis on Building & Fire Safety, Case law updates and global supply shortages.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of eCommonSense on sale to ECI Software Solutions
eCommonSense is a technology solutions provider focused on the construction and building materials supply sectors.
Resilience vs. Recovery - How the Facebook outage highlights important lessons
The recent Facebook outage disrupted all of its key global platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp.
Examining the draft RPDT legislation
Helen Coward considers the important aspects of the draft legislation for the new residential property developer tax.
Property Patter: Dealing with Sporting Rights over Land
Sporting rights can cause issues particularly if they are granted over land which may be developed in the future.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £55m facility to a Jersey unit trust
Silbury provides real estate development finance for professional developers seeking to acquire and build in the UK.
Who will carry the risk? Professional indemnity crisis in construction
The UK government announced details of its ban on the use of combustible materials on high rise buildings.
Charles Russell Speechlys acts for Cmostores Group Limited on its acquisition of JTM Plumbing Limited
CMO Group Plc, UK’s largest pureplay online retailer of building materials which recently listed on AIM.
The role of IFCs in the post-Brexit environment
International Financial Centres (“IFCs”), are now on a level playing field with the UK when approaching the EU market.
The United Arab Emirates Joins the Madrid System
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founders of Compandben on the sale of the business to TopSource Worldwide
Compandben is one of the longest established international providers of employment solutions.
Construction Update on Building Safety and the Golden Thread
Find out about the construction update on Building Safety and the Golden Thread.
Supply chain going flat
Residential property developer tax: Draft legislation published and technical consultation launched
While a number of important issues have been addressed in the legislation, there is still a lot outstanding.
Strategic Planning for Modern Landed Estates
The second in our series of articles on succession planning for landed estates covering a wide variety of matters.
When can you set off claims against different elements of a project
The Court’s decision raises important drafting considerations for construction contracts involving multiple elements of a project.
Drafting terms and conditions or negotiating a contract? Be wary of "unusual" and "exorbitant" exclusion clauses
When drafting a set of terms and conditions, companies must adhere to the requirements contained in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
Stop, collaborate and listen: Top 10 Tips with Collaboration Agreements
Providing you with the top ten tips on collaboration agreements - what should you know?
Preparing your company for sale
We set out here some initial steps to consider in anticipation of a sale.