Publications by Area of Law


UK competition authorities step up their enforcement activity against cartels and other anti-competitive agreements

Barrister: Matthew O’Regan
Area of Law: Competition
Date: 10 February 2017
Summary:  In his most recent article, specialist competition law barrister Matthew O’Regan reviews the CMA’s recent civil and criminal investigations into cartels and other anti-competitive agreements, as well as the first Competition Act investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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The Competition Appeal Tribunal: a new venue for challenging restrictive covenants?

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Matthew O’Regan
Area of Law: Competition
Date: 13th June 2016
Summary:  Matthew O’Regan considers how competition law may be used as a means of challenging the validity of restrictive covenants contained in land transfer agreements, leases and business sale agreements. In particular, he considers the use of a new ‘fast track’ procedure in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, which may be a quick and relatively low-cost alternative to High Court proceedings, particularly for individuals and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Costs Budgeting

Source: New Law Journal
Barrister: Charles Auld
Area of Law: Commercial and Chancery
Date: 25th March 2016
Summary: Charles Auld and academic pupil, Dr Kate Harrington have joined forces again to write an article which is published in the New Law Journal.  They examine costs budgeting in some detail, arguing that, whilst at first sight it looks an attractive solution, rather than reducing the overall costs faced by litigants, it can actually make a significant increase in those costs.  They conclude that Costs Budgeting is “effectively expensive informed guesswork that exerts no control on the overall costs of litigation”.

 

 

European Court of Justice provides guidance on when provisions of property leases may be anti-competitive

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Matthew O’Regan
Area of Law: Competition
Date: 2nd December 2015
Summary:  Matthew O’Regan examines when, by reference to a recent judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-345/14 SIA ‘Maxima Latvija’ v Konkurences padome, provisions in commercial property lease may infringe the Competition Act 1998

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