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Law Brief: Linklaters Competition Outlook for 2020

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The world is changing. The move towards a more digital economy has been rapid. People are starting to think more urgently about climate change and the importance of sustainability, and the notion of “consumer welfare” is evolving. All while the benefits of free trade are being deeply questioned. The spotlight is firmly on competition policy …

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Power Law Briefing: Kensington Swan – Fair Trading Amendment Bill – Combating Unfair Practices to Balance the Playing Field

Power Law Briefing: Kensington Swan - Fair Trading Amendment Bill - Combating Unfair Practices to Balance the Playing Field 1

The Fair Trading Amendment Bill aims to improve protections for consumers and businesses against unfair practices to promote a more sustainable, productive and inclusive economy. On 17 December 2019, the Fair Trading Amendment Bill (‘Bill’) was introduced to Parliament and is currently undergoing its First Reading. The Bill seeks to amend the Fair Trading Act …

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Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v MasterCard Incorporated and others

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v MasterCard Incorporated and others 2

Reed Smith – This case is very important in that it is one of the first judgments where damages have been awarded for breach of competition rules in UK. It relates to MasterCard’s alleged anticompetitive card fees (credit and debit cards). The award was for £68,582,245 plus interest which is a significant sum, but there …

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