Andrew Taylor & Nick Warren write for Concurrences

Andrew Taylor and Nick Warren have contributed the foreword to e-Competitions’ latest special issue on healthcare. The article reviews a wide range of antitrust and merger cases in the European health sector in recent years, and identifies several common themes. These include the tension between the application of competition law to suppliers of healthcare services…

Andrew Taylor & Nick Warren featured in CPI Antitrust Chronicle

Andrew Taylor and Nick Warren have featured in the December edition of the Competition Policy International (CPI) Antitrust Chronicle. In their article, the authors review CMA’s interventions in mergers of UK grocery retailers and conclude that despite recent revisions to its approach of weighting competition in local markets any large-scale consolidation in UK grocery retailing seems…

Collaboration between pharma competitors: combination treatments for patients

Combination therapies use two or more drugs as part of a single treatment regime for an increasing number of diseases, such as cancer. Combination treatments can deliver better outcomes for patients by targeting a disease via multiple pathways or at multiple levels. Unfortunately, there are a number of barriers to making combination therapies more widely…

Online auction platforms: another test of the CMA’s get tough approach

With the Covid pandemic, auctions for arts, antiques and other high-value goods, such as industrial machinery, have rapidly moved online. One of the key facilitators of this shift has been Auction Technology Group plc (ATG), which supplies auction houses in the UK and abroad with access to its online bidding platforms. Last month, ATG announced plans…

Aldwych Partners features in Private Equity News and Real Deals

Andrew Taylor has been featured in two leading industry titles – Private Equity News and Real Deals – discussing the Montagu acquisition of Capita’s school management software business, a deal worth £400m. Andrew comments on the level of interest that the Competition and Markets Authority might take, considering it likely to take a close look…

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