Public Law

Much has already been written about yesterday’s announcement from the European Commission that Google is to be fined a record €2.42 billion for the abuse of a dominant market position amounting to a breach of EU antitrust rules. The decision relates to the separate shopping comparison service provided by the globally popular search engine provider…. Read more »

Public Law

Last week’s Queen’s Speech promised that a new international sanctions Bill would be among the Government’s legislative priorities for the coming year. The Background Briefing to the Speech notes that the Bill will be necessary in order to “comply with our international obligations and to pursue our foreign policy and national security objectives after the… Read more »

Public Law

The Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has now published its full non-confidential decision in relation to the record fines imposed on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma last December. The investigation was the most significant of those undertaken by the CMA as part of its recent focus on the pharmaceutical industry. The initial fines, which were previously… Read more »

Public Law

Hung parliaments used to be a rare political beast. Until today, only two UK parliamentary elections since 1929 had failed to deliver an absolute majority: the election of February 1974 (after which the Parliament formed only lasted until October that year) and the May 2010 election which resulted in a Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition… Read more »

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