Competition and EU

Gowling WLG appoints customs and trade specialist in its international trade team

By Bernardine Adkins, David Lowe, Kieran Laird International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its international trade team with the appointment of Ursula Johnston as Director, Customs and Trade. Ursula joins from Ernst & Young, where she was the Brexit lead for their Customs and Trade (EMEIA) group. As an experienced customs and export controls […]

Royal Mail

Ashurst client Royal Mail hit with £50m fine for competition breaches

Royal Mail, advised by a team from Ashurst, has been unable to fend off a £50m fine from Ofcom, after an investigation into the business’s practices in 2014 found the delivery giant had “abused its dominant position in bulk mail delivery”. Three-partner firm Towerhouse advised Whistl, then known as TNT, which was trying to break into […]

road, countryside, lorry, motorway

Addleshaws kicks off £5bn trucks litigation in CAT tribunal first

Backhouse Jones, alongside Addleshaw Goddard, has filed an application on behalf of 3,500 clients in proceedings against nine truck manufacturers which, if successful, could be worth as much as £5bn. The two firms have filed the joint application for a collective proceedings order (CPO) with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). Should the CAT give the […]

Google

Clifford Chance secures victory over Cleary in landmark Google dispute

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton-represented Google has been hit with a record £3.8bn (€4.3bn) fine by the European Union Commission (EC) for breaching EU antitrust rules. This is the second record EC antitrust fine that Google has been hit with in two years, following a £2.1bn (€2.4bn) fine in 2017, both of which were pursued […]

Portugal: European Competition Law Review Issue 5

European Competition Law Review provides an update of developments in EU law and the national laws of EU Member States, as well as the other major trading nations for the competition or antitrust lawyer. Issue 5 has contributions from Ana Keri and Piedade Castro e Sousa…

Walker Morris achieves success in Planning Law Survey national rankings

The Walker Morris Planning & Environment Team has been ranked 7th in the ‘Highest Rated Planning Law Firms‘ for 2018 in the national annual Planning Law Survey, having consistently achieved high national rankings in the past. The Planning Law Survey is an in-depth report highlighting the solicitors, law firms and barristers that are considered the leading planning law […]

Khaitan & Co advised Birlasoft (India) on restructuring

Khaitan & Co advised Birlasoft (India) Limited and its Promoters – National Engineering Industries Limited and Central India Industries Limited in relation to the overall transaction, including the following: – Open offer by promoters of KPIT Technologies Limited (KPIT) and Birlasoft to KPIT’s public shareholders for acquiring up to 26% of KPIT’s share capital – Merger of Birlasoft into KPIT; […]

Khaitan & Co advises Reliance Aerostructure on joint venture

Khaitan & Co advised Reliance Aerostructure Limited in relation to successfully obtaining approval from the Competition Commission of India with regards to the joint venture between Reliance Aerostructure and Thales India Pvt Ltd which would be known as ‘Thales Reliance Defence Systems’. Manas Kumar Chaudhuri (Partner), Pranjal Prateek (Senior Associate), Dhruv Rajain (Senior Associate) and Arunima Chatterjee (Associate) represented the client on the transaction. Khaitan & Co […]

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