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Competition Disputes Perspectives – UK, Spring 2020

We ended 2019 wondering whether Brexit would remain as all-consuming as it had been the previous three years. Cue the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this newsletter finds you, your family and your colleagues in good health and adjusted to the new 'normal’. We look back at the first three months of 2020, unforgettable in more ways than one, and how current developments may impact our future.

Our personal and professional lives will never be the same as the effects of the coronavirus will exist far beyond the pandemic itself. The first section of this newsletter is dedicated to COVID-19. We question whether it will rewrite the competition rule book, and how smartphone apps to fight COVID-19 gain momentum, but what about privacy? We also review a number of recent key judgments issued in the English courts, including developments in the trucks litigation, and CJEU decisions in relation to the Elevators and Escalators Cartel and Visa Mastercard. Our team has remained busy on abuse of dominance cases and collective actions, with hearings taking place at the General Court in Luxembourg (Google shopping appeal) and the CAT (Google v Foundem).

Looking at the most recent updates in European Competition Authorities, our experts review the responses to the CMA's recent Interim Report and discuss Autorité de la Concurrence's decision against Google. Finally, we end the newsletter with team updates and how we adjusted to remote working while continuing to advise and represent our clients.

The full Spring 2020 edition.

Related Lawyers: Anthony Maton, Scott Campbell, Laurent Geelhand, Andrew Bullion, Nicola Boyle, Anna Morfey, Lesley Hannah, Wessen Jazrawi, Tom Bolster, Stella Gartagani, Hana Tawfik
Related Practice Areas: Competition Disputes, Competition Counseling and Compliance

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