Crisis cartels: relying on Article 101(3) in a pandemic
Brian Kennelly QC and Tom Coates examine how businesses might invoke Article 101(3) to justify collaboration during the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted some slackening of competition rules, but not much. Competition authorities, including the Commission and the CMA, have indicated that they are unlikely to take issue with coordination between providers of critical… Continue reading
Litigation in the shadow of COVID-19
Readers of this blog may be interested to know that Blackstone Chambers has set up a dedicated webpage providing legal insights into COVID-19. In the most recent article, Credit When Credit Won’t Do, Kieron Beal QC and Tom Mountford consider the prospects of group litigation being used to help consumers whose holiday plans have been… Continue reading
Coronavirus and the EU State Aid Framework
The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in an era of government spending on a scale not seen since the financial crisis. The Chancellor has so far announced £330bn of financial support in the coronavirus business interruption loan scheme and further support for the self-employed. With some squeezed industries such as aviation clamouring for help, many predict… Continue reading
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