Tag Archives: competition law

Real Competition Law in Real Estate

This post was also written by Marjorie Holmes. We have seen our first court ruling on competition law issues in a lease renewal case and this is news given the uncertainties the real estate world is facing from 6 April 2011 when competition law starts to apply in full to all real estate transactions. The … Continue Reading

Competition Law and Land Agreements!

This post was also written by Philip Olmer and Marjorie Holmes. From the time the UK joined the EEC, sections of UK industry have had to grapple with European competition law requirements on anti competitive and monopolistic behaviour. In terms of real estate, competition law had really only affected public sector procurement projects and certain monopolistic businesses … Continue Reading

Competition Law Applies to Existing UK Property Deals

In our previous posting 'Land Agreements come under the Competition Law Spotlight' when government consultation was underway, we reported on the likely impact of Competition Law applying to property deals. Whilst the issue arose out of the Competition Commission's market investigation into the supply of groceries, the changes that will apply from 6 April 2010 can affect any property agreements and will affect pre-existing agreements as well as anything to be entered into after 6 April. The commercial property world needs a new competition law mindset.… Continue Reading

Land Agreements come under the Competition Law Spotlight

This post was also written by Lesley Davey. At the beginning of October the UK’s Competition Commission (CC) recommended to Government that introduces as “competition test” in planning decisions for large grocery stores. This follows on from the CC’s 2008 supermarkets’ investigation where it found that the planning regime helped larger supermarkets restrict competition in … Continue Reading