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Truck cartelists’ appeal on preliminary issue dismissed

On 19 July 2016 the European Commission decided that a number of truck manufacturers had infringed competition rules by collusive arrangements on pricing and gross price increases in the EEA for medium and heavy trucks, and on the timing and the passing on of costs for the introduction of mandatory emission technologies.

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In the recent decision of Municipio de Mariana v BHP Group plc [2020] EWHC 2930 (TCC), Turner J has struck out, as an abuse of process, the claims of 202,600 Claimants arising out of the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Brazil. The claims had been brought in England against BHP Group plc and BHP Group Ltd. This was understood to be the largest ever group claim in England (by number of individual claimants).

Enka v Chubb: Supreme Court judgment on the proper law of arbitration agreements

By Niranjan Venkatesan In a landmark judgment that is likely to become the leading authority in this area, the Supreme Court has addressed the principles for ascertaining the proper law of an arbitration agreement and the role of the court of the seat of arbitration in granting anti-suit injunctions. Enka, the claimant, agreed in 2012 to […]

The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Limited & Others [2020] EWHC 2448 (Comm)

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CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – September/October 2020

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr’s multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, antitrust, and unfair competition in the region. Merger Control Antitrust – Cartel Prohibition Antitrust – Abuse of Dominance Unfair Competition Sector enquiries, legislation and guidance

ESMA publishes a report on funds’ resilience to future shocks

On 12 November 2020, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report presenting its analysis and conclusions on the readiness of certain investment funds that have significant exposure to corporate debt and real estate assets to potential future adverse shocks, as well as five priority action areas which would contribute to their future […]

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