Public Law

The Scottish Government recently commissioned a study to gauge understanding of forced marriage in Scotland. The report is available here and will be of interest to local authorities, police, schools, health practitioners, legal professionals and third sector agencies who may encounter individuals at risk of forced marriage in their day-to-day activities. The headline message in… Read more »

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This blog recently covered the CMA’s decision to fine Pfizer and Flynn Pharma for abusing their dominant market positions in order to massively increase the price of an anti-epilepsy drug. This final decision followed an interim statement of objections back in August 2015. Now the CMA has issued a statement of objections to Actavis UK concerning increases in price… Read more »

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The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has shown that no matter what industry you operate in that competition law still applies. While a cartel amongst suppliers of galvanised steel tanks might seem not unusual, the finding of collusion amongst top modelling agencies serves to demonstrate that professional services firms and agencies need to be just as wary of anti-competitive behaviour. Water tank suppliers The CMA… Read more »

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The EU Commission has announced a settlement imposing significant fines on Sanyo, Sony and Panasonic for breaching competition law. The fines relate to anti-competitive behaviour between 2004 and 2007 surrounding the distribution of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. These batteries power most mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Anti-competitive behaviour The Commission investigation showed that the companies had been involved… Read more »

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