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The UK's Autumn Statement 2013

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2013 Autumn Statement today. As last year, the UK Government had to balance competing political and economic tensions, especially with an election less than 18 months away.
The Serious Crime Bill

The Serious Crime Bill progressed unscathed through one of its final stages this week and should receive Royal Assent before the current Parliament is dissolved on 30 March.

Summary of day three at SuperReturn International 2015

The final day of SuperReturn International saw Jonny Maxwell take the helm. There were some interesting discussions around how LPs choose their funds and the focus shifted to the US – assessing the impact of the SEC's scrutiny of fees and expenses.

CMA considers price cap undertakings in East Coast rail franchise

The CMA is considering undertakings in lieu from Stagecoach to address competition concerns regarding the award of the East Coast rail franchise.

Commission conditionally approves Liberty Global’s acquisition of De Vijver Media

The European Commission has conditionally approved Liberty Global’s acquisition of controlling stake in De Vijver Media in return for commitments.

Private equity and venture capital could benefit from EU Capital Markets Union

The new European Commission President has spoken extensively about his plan for a "capital markets union" and last week's Green Paper puts some flesh on the bones, and marks the beginning of a broad consultation.

Summary of day two at SuperReturn International 2015

The second day of SuperReturn International saw the speakers share valuable insights on the industry and the different eras it has witnessed between 2005 and the present day.

AGCM fines major crisps producers for misleading advertising

The Italian Competition Authority has fined four major crisps producers in Italy for misleading advertising.

CNMC fines petrol operators €32.4 million for horizontal anticompetitive agreements related to the fuel supply market

The Spanish Competition Authority has fined suppliers operating in the oil-related products market for an infringement of Article 1 of the Spanish Competition Act and Article 101 TFEU.

AGCM and Italian Financial Police sign new protocol for collaboration

The Italian Competition Authority and Italian Financial Police have signed a new protocol for collaboration and the protection of competition, the market and consumers.

AGCM supports the Government as regards Competition Annual Law

The Italian Competition Authority has expressed its support for the draft annual competition law approved by the government on 20 February 2015.

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