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Focus Antitrust - 18 November 2020

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Competition Appeal Tribunal remits JD Sports/Footasylum merger case to CMA

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has remitted the JD Sports/Footasylum merger case to the CMA, finding that the CMA’s assessment of the likely effects of the COVID-19 pandemic was not based on sufficient evidence. Click here.

Competition Appeal Tribunal dismisses Facebook challenge of CMA interim measures

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed Facebook’s appeal against the CMA’s use of interim measures in relation to its merger with Giphy. Click here.

CMA makes fast track reference of Crowdcube/Seedrs merger

The CMA has made a fast track reference of the Crowdcube/Seedrs merger following a request from the parties. The parties are both engaged in the supply of equity crowdfunding platforms to SMEs and investors. Click here.


  • The CMA is consulting on changes to its merger assessment guidelines. Click here.

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