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Depiction of A tale of two cities: the rise and fall of listings
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A tale of two cities: the rise and fall of listings

The decline in European public equity markets has sparked concern from policymakers about how to revive listings. Behind this overall declining trend, there is a notable variation between financial centres. The contrasting experiences of Sweden and the UK highlight how more flexibility in some aspects of the listing rules and corporate governance might encourage more listings Read More

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Depiction of A new era for collective actions in the UK
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A new era for collective actions in the UK

The long-awaited UK Supreme Court judgment in Mastercard v Merricks (‘the Judgment’) was handed down last Friday morning. The Judgment allows a £14bn opt-out collective proceeding to proceed. The application for a collective proceeding, launched by Walter Hugh Merricks CBE in 2016, is the second in the CAT (following the ‘Scooters’ case in 2017) since the start of the UK’s opt-in class action regime, in 2015. Read More

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Depiction of Abuse, She Wrote
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Abuse, She Wrote

Jessica Fletcher and her fellow protagonists in whodunnit stories, such as Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot, knew the formula: find the motive of the suspect, and you have solved half the crime. Dr Gunnar Niels, Partner at Oxera, discusses how competition authorities sometimes behave as if they were in a detective novel by Agatha Christie or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, focusing on the intent of the dominant company. Read More

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Depiction of COVID-19: behavioural economics in the spotlight
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COVID-19: behavioural economics in the spotlight

The COVID-19 pandemic is by definition a global problem. Nonetheless, different countries have adopted different solutions, with varying degrees of success. Read More

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Depiction of COVID-19 and damages quantification: key challenges for the post-pandemic world
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COVID-19 and damages quantification: key challenges for the post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large-scale disruptions to the global economy. One consequence is the emergence of commercial disputes following terminations or breaches of contracts during the pandemic. What challenges are likely to arise when quantifying damages in light of COVID-19 in commercial litigation or arbitration proceedings? Read More

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Depiction of A practical guide to the state aid rules to tackle the impact of COVID-19
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A practical guide to the state aid rules to tackle the impact of COVID-19

At the time of writing this note, the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected a number of EU Member States. Read More