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UK’s Digital Markets Unit: referee has been appointed, now is your chance to help write rules of the game

The UK Government has launched the much anticipated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) as a first step towards an “unashamedly pro-competition" regime focused on the position of...

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The Social Value Act Requirements: More Detail

The Social Contract – "Each Member of the Community gives himself to it, at the moment of its foundation" – Jean Jacques Rousseau, France 1762 The Social Value Act / Model -...

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Collective bargaining for the self-employed – a tough gig?
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On 6 January 2021, the European Commission published an "Inception Impact Assessment" seeking feedback on an initiative aimed at defining EU competition law's scope of...

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Beyond Brexit transition series

As Brexit comes to a head with the possibility of a deal within touching distance, on our Brexit hub you’ll find updates from our lawyers on key issue that will continue to be high on ...

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Strengthening the defences: the new UK national security investment screening regime
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A new National Security and Investment Bill laid before the UK Parliament this week will, on enactment, significantly affect the way investments in the UK can be reviewed by the UK...

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Does your Business have Social Value? The changing world of public procurement

In the UK “Government spends £284 billion a year on buying goods and services from external suppliers. This amounts to around a third of all public expenditure. The money is...

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UK merger control: Public health emergencies and foreign takeover scrutiny
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New measures, announced on 21 June 2020, will allow the UK Government to intervene in relation to transactions involving businesses with "critical capabilities" to help combat...

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Better together – How far can competitors go under UK competition law in cooperating to deal with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis?

Competition/antitrust laws generally require rival firms to operate on the market independently of each other and tolerate cooperation between competitors only in limited circumstances...

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Brexit – Possible models for the UK/EU relationship

This paper summarizes some potential alternative models for the UK’s future relationship with the European Union, together with the key differences between the models which will need...

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