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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.
Spanish Competition Authority commences infringement proceedings in the rail freight transport sector

The Spanish Competition Authority has started infringement proceedings against 8 companies operating in the rail freight transport sector in Spain.

France: The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation 2015

This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Competition Litigation; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

Summary of SuperReturn Middle East Conference 2014

With an impressive line-up of the leading GP's and investors in the MENA region, the conference was rather positive with participants painting an up-beat picture of a dynamic regional economy.

The debate over tax deductability

The OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (“BEPS”) may have some additional impacts for the European private equity industry.

European Parliament elects Juncker Commission

The European Parliament has given its strong support to the new European Commission meaning that it can start its term of office on 1 November 2014.

European Commission seeks feedback on Skyteam airline alliance commitments

The Commission has invited third parties to comment on commitments proposed by Air France/KLM, Alitalia and Delta to settle its competition investigation.

EU concludes second-generation cooperation agreement with Switzerland

The EU Council has approved a competition cooperation agreement with Switzerland, which provides for enhanced powers to share and use information as evidence.

Legal challenge to new UK licensing regime fails

The GBGA’s challenge to the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 has been rejected

English and Spanish Schemes of Arrangement - Optimising the Outcome

On 9 March 2014, new laws reforming the Spanish equivalent of a scheme of arrangement came into force.

Patents Court invalidates combined dose psoriasis ointment patents

The Patents Court has decided that two patents relating to the treatment of psoriasis are invalid on the grounds of obviousness.

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