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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
On the hook: Private equity investors held liable for the anti competitive conduct of their portfolio companies

Why Private Equity firms need to consider competition law risks before any investment following the Goldman Sachs fine from the Commission

The Beginners Guide to AIFMD (for non-EU fund managers)

Cindy Valentine and Gregg Beechey provide an outline of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

Cartelist liability following Deutsche Bahn

Louise Freeman, Litigation partner, wrote an article for Global Competition Review following her role as lead defence counsel in the Cooper Tire case.

Watch this space: South African oil & gas

The revival story, the story of Africa today, is not all about the discovery of oil.

Private Equity - the gatekeeper of good governance?

Erika Van Der Merwe, CEO of SAVCA, looks at the trends in the private equity market in South Africa and the impact of private equity in the region.

UK retail banking sector faces full-scale competition investigation

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is recommending an in-depth market ‘root and branch’ investigation of the UK retail banking sector.

Commission fines Servier and five generics for curbing entry of cheaper medicines

Fines of €427.7 million have been imposed on the French pharma company Servier and five producers of generic medicines for breaching Articles 101 and 102 TFEU.

German Federal Cartel Office fines sausage manufacturers more than €300 million for sausage cartel

The FCO has imposed fines of around €338 million on 21 sausage manufacturers as well as 33 individuals who were personally involved in price-fixing agreements.

Important company law proposals in the UK still lack clarity

The UK government has published draft legislation aiming to improve "transparency and trust" in corporate Britain, but the scope of the changes remains wide open in some very important respects.

Parental liability back under the spotlight: EU General Court halves paraffin wax fine

Following a successful appeal to the General Court, Sasol’s cartel fine has been reduced by over half from €318 million to just under €150 million.

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