In the fast-paced world of technology, the landscape is constantly evolving, bringing forth both challenges and opportunities. A recent investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has shone a spotlight on the intersection of mobile browsers and cloud gaming, raising questions about potential anti-competitive practices within these burgeoning industries.
In this article, The Competition Lawyers aim to briefly look at the complexities of the CMA investigation, discussing the insights into its implications for businesses and consumers alike. read more
First published by Author on January 03, 2024 in the following categories: Compensation Claims Consumer Law Digital Industry Latest and tagged with cloud technology | cma | competition law | consumer law | investigations
In this article, we delve into the details of the CMA’s cloud services market investigation and explore its implications for businesses.
The digital era has ushered in a profound reliance on cloud services, providing businesses with unparalleled efficiency, flexibility, and scalability. However, recent developments in the Cloud Services Market have prompted a comprehensive investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
The Competition Lawyers, with our expertise in navigating complex legal landscapes, can offer guidance on the challenges presented by this investigation.
First published by Author on December 06, 2023 in the following categories: Consumer Law Industry Investigations Latest Pricing and tagged with cma | competition law | consumer law | investigations | market study | medical | Pharmaceuticals | pricing
In recent times, the issue of Hydrocortisone tablet pricing has garnered significant attention, prompting regulatory bodies to investigate alleged excessive and unfair pricing, anti-competitive agreements, and alleged abusive conduct within the pharmaceutical industry.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been at the forefront of addressing these concerns, exemplified by its recent case which focuses on Hydrocortisone tablets.
In this article, we delve into the intricacies of the case, shedding light on key aspects of Hydrocortisone tablet pricing and the implications for the pharmaceutical industry.
First published by Author on November 01, 2023 in the following categories: Consumer Law Healthcare Industry Investigations Latest and tagged with cma | competition law | consumer law | investigations | market study
In recent times, the veterinary services market has been under scrutiny by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in a bid to ensure fair competition and consumer welfare.
This market review sheds light on potentially critical aspects of the industry. In this article from the team here at The Competition Lawyers, we will delve into the details of the CMA’s recent market review and its implications for both consumers and industry players. Given how lucrative the market for pets is, it is clear that this is an industry that requires healthy competition at all times.
Unregulated legal services have been a subject of concern for both consumers and the legal profession alike, and the UK’s competition regulator has been looking into the sector.
The landscape of legal services is a vital component of any functioning society, ensuring access to justice and protection of individual rights. However, not all legal services are created equal. In this article, we delve into a recent investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into unregulated legal services, focusing on the investigation into will writing and other unregulated legal services.
First published by Author on September 20, 2023 in the following categories: Consumer Law Industry Investigations Latest and tagged with cma | competition law | consumer law | investigations | market study
In an era marked by increasing environmental consciousness, the green heating and insulation sector has gained substantial traction for commitment to energy-efficient and sustainable solutions.
However, as this sector grows, so does the need for robust consumer protection measures. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has taken a significant step in this direction by addressing concerns within the industry in particular.
This article will look at the implications of the CMA’s actions and provides insights into ensuring consumer protection in the evolving landscape of green heating and insulation.
Earlier this year, the UK’s competition regulator, the CMA, launched its housebuilding market study to look at whether there are any concerns in relation to competition and consumer law.
In this article, we take a brief look at the CMA study, although it is in its infancy and there is still much more work that needs to be done.
First published by Author on July 05, 2023 in the following categories: Consumer Law Industry Investigations Latest Pricing and tagged with cma | competition law | consumer law | fuel | investigations | market study | pricing
The CMA recently published an update in respect of its road fuel market study where it had been looking into the prices and competition in this particular sector.
The study was launched last year and came at an important time when the cost-of-living crisis was really hitting us all and continues to cause significant problems for families across the UK. It is essential to make sure that no companies are breaching competition law and that consumers are not being taken advantage of, particularly when we are all feeling the squeeze.
First published by Author on June 07, 2023 in the following categories: Consumer Law Digital Industry Investigations Sports and tagged with cma | competition law | consumer law | investigations | sports
Since July 2022, the CMA has been looking into suspected anti-competitive behaviour in relation to the production and broadcasting of sports content in the UK for both freelance and employed labour.
The early CMA suspicions involve potential suspected breaches of competition law which the UK’s competition regulator has been looking into over the last 12 months or so. The CMA has yet to make any final determinations, but it appears to have made considerable headway in relation to the ongoing investigation.
As things stand, further information is still being gathered by the watchdog to determine whether any infringements have taken place.
The CMA has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into suspected anti-competitive conduct relating to the fragrances and fragrance ingredients sector.
The CMA launched its investigation in March 2022, so we are only at the very beginning of the UK competition regulator and watchdog looking into what may or may not have happened. The CMA has confirmed that it has reason to believe that such behaviour may be taking place, and they are also liaising with international partners in respect of the investigation.
If any breaches of the Competition Act are established, this would constitute a serious matter that will need to be dealt with, and the CMA may wish to issue fines and prosecutions.