Will the UK keep the VABER?

When, where and why should the law intervene in the distribution of a product? This perennial and highly practical question is open for consultation as of 10 February 2021 (see more here). During its EU membership, the UK was required to apply the EU’s Vertical Agreements Block Exemption, which applied a relatively strict approach to…

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Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, launches claims against Google and Apple in Competition Appeal Tribunal

Having launched a claim against Apple in the US in August 2020, Epic Games, creator of gaming hit Fortnite, has now launched competition claims against both Google and Apple in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”). Both claims are claims for damages for breach of competition law, brought under section 47A of the Competition Act…

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New Telecoms Security Law Laid before Parliament for tougher Rules and Fines for Telecoms Companies

A new piece of legislation has been put forward in Parliament that sets out new legal duties on telecoms firms with the goal of increasing the security of the entire UK network. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will give new powers to the government to remove high-risk vendors and increases Ofcom’s responsibilities in monitoring telecoms operator’s…

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