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03.02.2020

“Vertical” Merger Concerns: Forgotten Hurdle in Antitrust Clearance Timelines?

On 10 January 2020, the US Department of Justice (“DoJ”) and the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the publication of draft vertical merger guidelines that describe how the agencies currently review “vertical” mergers between... READ MORE

30.01.2020

CCPC Continues Trend of Imposing Behavioural Remedies

In its January 2020 decision on CVC’s acquisition of control of Celtic Rugby DAC (the owner of rights in respect of the PRO14 Rugby Union competition), the CCPC continued its trend of imposing behavioural remedies... READ MORE

30.01.2020

CCPC Consults on Proposed Guidelines for a Simplified Irish Merger Notification Procedure

In June 2019, we published an update on the announcement by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) of a plan to introduce, in 2020, a simplified procedure for the notification of mergers satisfying... READ MORE

28.01.2020

The SEM Committee’s Roadmap to Clean Energy Package Implementation

The Single Energy Market (“SEM”) Committee published its Roadmap to Clean Energy Package (“CEP”) Implementation Information Paper (the “Paper”) on 16 December 2019.  The Paper can be found here. The CEP contains eight European legislative... READ MORE

23.01.2020

Decision on Fiduciary Duties

The High Court of England and Wales has issued an important judgment concerning the fiduciary duties of directors.  Sharp v Blank concerned a claim by 5800 claimants against the chairman and four out of the... READ MORE

13.01.2020

CJEU Decision on Unfair Terms

A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has set limits on the ability of national courts to intervene to save a contract which contains unfair terms.  Article 6(1) of... READ MORE

08.01.2020

General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019

On Monday (6 January 2020), the Government published the Draft General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the “General Scheme”), which contains the proposed heads of amendment to the Climate Action and Low... READ MORE

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03.02.2020

“Vertical” Merger Concerns: Forgotten Hurdle in Antitrust Clearance Timelines?

On 10 January 2020, the US Department of Justice (“DoJ”) and the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the publication of draft vertical merger guidelines that describe how the agencies currently review “vertical” mergers between... READ MORE

30.01.2020

CCPC Continues Trend of Imposing Behavioural Remedies

In its January 2020 decision on CVC’s acquisition of control of Celtic Rugby DAC (the owner of rights in respect of the PRO14 Rugby Union competition), the CCPC continued its trend of imposing behavioural remedies... READ MORE

30.01.2020

CCPC Consults on Proposed Guidelines for a Simplified Irish Merger Notification Procedure

In June 2019, we published an update on the announcement by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) of a plan to introduce, in 2020, a simplified procedure for the notification of mergers satisfying... READ MORE

28.01.2020

The SEM Committee’s Roadmap to Clean Energy Package Implementation

The Single Energy Market (“SEM”) Committee published its Roadmap to Clean Energy Package (“CEP”) Implementation Information Paper (the “Paper”) on 16 December 2019.  The Paper can be found here. The CEP contains eight European legislative... READ MORE

23.01.2020

Decision on Fiduciary Duties

The High Court of England and Wales has issued an important judgment concerning the fiduciary duties of directors.  Sharp v Blank concerned a claim by 5800 claimants against the chairman and four out of the... READ MORE

13.01.2020

CJEU Decision on Unfair Terms

A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has set limits on the ability of national courts to intervene to save a contract which contains unfair terms.  Article 6(1) of... READ MORE

08.01.2020

General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019

On Monday (6 January 2020), the Government published the Draft General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the “General Scheme”), which contains the proposed heads of amendment to the Climate Action and Low... READ MORE

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