British Airways

Mrs Justice Rose takes over £1bn air-cargo case from recused Peter Smith J

28-Jul-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Competition specialist Mrs Justice Rose has been appointed to succeed Mr Justice Peter Smith on a £1bn British Airways (BA) dispute after the latter agreed to recuse himself.

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CMA appoints three-barrister inaugural panel

14-Jul-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has appointed the first panel of standing counsel since the body was established through the merger of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission in 2013.

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Pinsents Masons opens Brussels office to capitalise on EU uncertainty

10-Jul-2015 | By Jonathon Manning

Pinsent Masons has announced it is launching an office in Brussels before the UK votes on whether to leave the EU.

City Gherkin

CMA promotes Grenfell to executive director for enforcement

2-Jul-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has promoted senior director of sectoral regulation Michael Grenfell to executive director following Sonya Branch’s departure to the Bank of England.

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OC client Tesla settles with Ecotricity out of court in electric charger row

23-Jun-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Osborne Clarke client electric car manufacturer Tesla has settled out of court with renewables giant Ecotricity, a year after its competition law battle began.

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Amazon turns to Clifford Chance as European Commission e-book investigation kicks off

15-Jun-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Amazon has turned to Clifford Chance as the latest tech giant to face a European Commission antitrust investigation into the distribution of e-books.

City Gherkin

Greenberg Traurig joins competition recruitment spree with Mayer Brown hire

7-May-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Mayer Brown’s London antitrust and competition head Gillian Sproul has left the firm to join Greenberg Traurig Maher.

London

Linklaters’ UK competition head Riedel joins Kirkland & Ellis

1-May-2015 | By Matt Byrne

The trend for US firms to bring in some of UK firm’s top legal talent is continuing with the news that Kirkland & Ellis has hired the head of Linklaters’ UK competition practice Paula Riedel.

London

CMA picks up Freshfields antitrust partner as senior legal director

30-Apr-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has hired Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer antitrust partner Andrea Gomes da Silva as senior legal director of its markets, mergers and sector regulation group.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn 30-Jul-2015

The practical application of e-tools when a company suspects it has been the victim, or perpetrator, of dodgy behaviour.

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A ‘white list’ of permitted management activities is one of the changes to ensure structure remains the market standard.

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Walker Morris 28-Jul-2015

A number of market features gives rise to an adverse effect on competition, says CMA.

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