Posts Tagged ‘CMA’

B**king No!

Open Letter to Alex Chisholm, Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority Dear Alex, It will have come to your notice that Booking.com has finally agreed to stop price fixing in Europe, five years after the matter was brought to the attention of your competition authority (CMA). According to the EU this concession by […]

Deranged Marriages, Sanity on Trial

Next week we’ll come to the final chapter of a story crazy enough to rival Catch 22 and Alice in Wonderland. It started with a call from the Fairest Authority in the Land (F.A.i.L), travelled across the Atlantic to the States, back across to continental Europe, and concludes next week in a court case where […]

Open Letter to Gaucho Rasmussen, Enforcement Director at CMA

Dear Gaucho, You’ll remember that earlier this year I applied for my barrister to receive a copy of the case the Office of Fair Trading (now CMA) took out against Expedia, Booking.com and Intercontinental Hotels. The case, as set out in the CMA’s ‘Statement of Objections’, detailed the possible areas of anti-competitive behaviour of the […]