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Huya/Douyu and Tencent/China Music Group – a “new normal” for Chinese merger control?
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Two developments in the last two weeks show a changed landscape in the Chinese merger control arena: on 10 July, SAMR issued its decision prohibiting the merger between Huya and Douyu; on...

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Proposed UK competition law reforms – ‘he ain’t heavy, he’s my micro-economic sibling’

In what could herald the most significant changes to the UK competition regime in 25 years, the UK Government has announced a series of proposed reforms to UK competition law...

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‘Sending out an SMS’ – UK proposes powers for regulating digital markets

The UK Government is consulting on proposed powers for the recently launched Digital Markets Unit. This is a significant juncture in the reconfiguration of the post-Brexit regulatory...

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President Biden issues sweeping Executive Order to promote competition

On 9 July 2021 President Biden signed a far-reaching executive order intended to promote competition in the American economy. The order targets perceived corporate consolidation and...

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Revision of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law to close “loopholes” in anti-cartel enforcement

Companies doing business in China need to anticipate stricter anti-cartel enforcement in the near future. Recently released legislative plans suggest an amendment of the Anti-Monopoly Law...

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UK National Security and Investment - now is the time to Act

The UK’s much publicised National Security and Investment Bill has now been granted Royal Assent – passing into law an Act which will significantly affect the way investments in ...

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Pay for delay and document retention - The ECJ's Lundbeck decision

In the much-anticipated Lundbeck case (i.a. C-591/16 P), the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) on 25th March 2021 confirmed the decision of the European Commission...

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Practical Implications of the Whistleblowing Directive: Compliance, Data Protection and Employment
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There are certain unlawful activities committed by (or within) companies, public administrations or other entities, which are very difficult to identify if the closest persons to them...

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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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