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Shaping future competition law enforcement in digital markets | Furman review calls for evidence

On 12 October 2018, the Furman review announced a call for evidence to inform its study of competition in digital markets.  As we reported previously, this panel of experts is...

Written on: 12 Oct 2018


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Ethnicity pay gap disclosure on the cards | Government issues consultation on new reporting obligation

The government has launched a consultation on 'ethnicity pay' reporting. As with gender pay gap reporting, the government had initially preferred a voluntary business-led approach. However, with last year's race...

Written on: 12 Oct 2018


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International Competition Update | October 2018

National competition authorities, too, continue to be active in investigating and dealing with online sales restrictions. In September, the CAT dismissed PING's appeal against a £1.45 million fine imposed by...

Written on: 11 Oct 2018


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Trade secrets | Protecting your investment in CAVs

This summer has seen a number of trade secrets claims filed against employees and third parties, as manufacturers and software developers race to harness new technologies in connected and autonomous...

Written on: 11 Oct 2018


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Could regional product adaptation shake consumer confidence in global brands?

Many global brands use different formulations to account for local taste and ensure their products are a success in regional markets. However the proposed New Deal for Consumer regulations could...

Written on: 10 Oct 2018


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Ofcom fines Royal Mail £50m for abuse of dominant position

Dominant position Royal Mail has been able to charge fees to wholesale customers for the provision of bulk-mail delivery services across the UK since 2012, when it was granted commercial...

Written on: 9 Oct 2018


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CAT dismisses Ping’s appeal against online sales ban fine

The CAT's decision serves as a warning that attempts to restrict the ability of resellers to sell online can expose companies to significant risk, even where the ban is in...

Written on: 9 Oct 2018


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Resale price maintenance under the spotlight: consumer electronics manufacturers fined over €111 million

The Commission found that the manufacturers had restricted the ability of their online retailers to set their own retail prices for widely used consumer electronics products, resulting, the Commission said,...

Written on: 8 Oct 2018


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CFA risk one year on: HMRC to focus on staffing companies’ and their supply chains

The new corporate offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion, often now referred to in the staffing sector as 'CFA risk', came into force a year ago....

Written on: 3 Oct 2018


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