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United Kingdom: COVID-19 and consumer law issues – refunds and cancellations

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In brief The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published guidance focusing on compliance with consumer protection legislation when responding to consumer requests for refunds...

Australia: Legal guide to public contracting in light of COVID-19 pandemic

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In brief Government procurement legislation exists for the Australian Commonwealth government, state and territory governments, and local governments. Procurement at each level of government will...

German Ministry of Justice finally publishes draft for a corporate liability act – what...

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Increasing pressure of prosecution due to principle of legality, higher sanctions and incentives for compliance programs and internal investigations - a lot will change once the new corporate liability act comes into force

Japan: Draft Guidelines Released on Amendment to the Antimonopoly Act: Reduction System for Cooperation...

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In brief The "Act for Amendment of the Antimonopoly Act ("Amendment") was enacted on June 19, 2019, promulgated on June 26, and, with the exception...

Austria: Legal guide on public contracting in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

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In brief The current climate surrounding the COVID-19 crisis requires a significant level of flexibility in contractual relationships. To provide flexibility, the public procurement process...

South Africa: DealMaking in a virtual world – a Competition

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In brief COVID-19 has thrust much of the business world into a universe of unprecedented uncertainty. This poses significant challenges for many businesses, but it...

South Africa: the merger control landscape for distressed firms in today’s world

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In brief COVID-19 has brought about unfavorable consequences for companies and many of them will be facing financial hardships in the aftermath of the pandemic....

Australia: COVID-19, Digital Platforms and Media Reform

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In brief The Australian Government has announced a range of short term and long term measures to assist Australian media businesses in light of COVID-19...

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Announces Enforcement Priorities for 2020

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Beliefs in markets and consumer protection guide the ACCC's investigations and enforcement actionsAt an event hosted by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia...

Philippine Competition Commission Increases Mandatory Notification Thresholds

Recent DevelopmentsOn 17 February 2020, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) published PCC Commission Resolution No. 02-2020 dated 11 February 2020 (CR No. 02-2020) on...
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