Focus Antitrust 8 July 2020
In The News
CMA completes market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market
The CMA has completed its market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK, concluding that competition is not working well in these markets and recommending a new pro-competition regulatory regime to govern the behaviour of major platforms funded by digital advertising, such as Google and Facebook. Click here.
CMA publishes further update from its COVID-19 taskforce
The CMA has published a third update from its COVID-19 taskforce, which monitors and responds to competition and consumer problems arising from the pandemic. Click here.
High Court orders disqualification of estate agent cartel director
The High Court has ordered the disqualification of a director whose Somerset estate agency breached competition law. Click here.
- The European Commission has sent a supplementary statement of objections to Sigma as part of its ongoing investigation into whether Sigma provided incorrect and/or misleading information to the Commission in the context of the merger review of its acquisition by Merck. Click here.
- The CMA is proposing to refer ION’s completed purchase of Broadway Technology for a detailed investigation unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. The CMA has found that the merger raises competition concerns in the supply of electronic trading systems. Click here.
Rethinking Museum Governance
What are the legal responsibilities of museum trustees?
Property Patter: Break Options – The Top 5 Traps
Top 5 tips for exercising break options.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises FairXchange on investment from United Fintech
FairXchange was founded in 2016, to bring clarity and transparency to execution performance through the provision of independent data.
Sustainable Rural Estate Management: The Penpont Project
Listen for an insight into the thinking behind the Penpont Project.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Acora on the acquisition of M9 Holdings
The acquisition of M9 Holdings marks the latest stage in Acora’s growth journey.
Reform of the UK Prospectus Regime
This article focuses on three aspects of the consultation: Quality and Duplication, Widening participation in public offers, Agility
Dilapidations: the law and the reality
Emma Humphreys outlines how the Dilapidations Protocol and related guidance applies in practice.
Investing with purpose - What is the goal of a family office?
A family office’s overall strategy and goals should be informed by the family’s investment purposes, ethics and beliefs.
Property Patter: Just how protected are Rent Act and Assured Tenants?
Landlords of residential property can still come across Rent Act and Assured Tenancies.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £35m facility to a Jersey unit trust to finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The joint venture will finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Sports Business: Five Current Themes
Nick White goes early with his thoughts on this year's Sports Business themes.
Court of Appeal leaves rights of light in the dark
Lauren explores the impact of no appeal for Beaumont v Florala.
Reem Al Mahroos
Frequently Asked Questions: Hotel Franchise Agreements
What is a franchise agreement and what are the differences between it and a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA)?
Judicial Review Reform
Judicial review is a mechanism available to various interested parties to challenge the legality of decision made by a public body.
Sustainability Leaders: Colin le Duc, Generation Investment Management
What is the future for ESG?
Building Fire Safety Update: in the wake of the Hackitt Report
Find out more on the Building and Fire Safety update.
Top 10 tips on negotiating Section 106 Obligations for developers and landowners
Everything you need to know on negotiating Section 106 Obligations for developers and landowners.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Dentex on the acquisition of Courtyard Dental Practice
Dentex is a fast-growing dental group focussed on developing its practices and optimising how dental practices operate.
Q&A: Rating rates mitigation schemes
Timothy Morshead QC and Joseph Green consider the likely success of two different rates mitigation schemes.