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Amalia Albu

My name is Amalia, I'm a Law with French Law student at Uni of Leeds, passionate about social justice and the world of business. I love volunteering, finding interesting connections between words in different Latin-based languages, and helping students build their career and find opportunities.

Virgin & O2: merger provisionally cleared

Merger

Last year in May, O2 and Virgin Media announced their intentions to merge into an entertainment and telecom firm, becoming a rival to BT & Sky. A year later and after a thorough, two-phased investigation, the Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally approved the £31bn merger, stating that it was “unlikely to lead to any …

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Microsoft Sued for Abuse of Dominant Position – Again

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Competition law and Big Tech Competition law has become increasingly important over the years, while regulators have been trying to control the great powers of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft (GAFAM). The massive expansion of these companies is much quicker than the procedural bureaucracies of regulators and, more often than not, such firms will …

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Snapshot: Microsoft gets Slacked

Communications platform Slack has filed a claim before the European Commission against its rival, Microsoft Teams. Slack argues that Teams’ parent company, Microsoft, is unfairly promoting Teams with the Microsoft Office 365 package. According to Slack, Microsoft are abusing their competitive advantage by making it difficult for customers to switch from Teams once they use …

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The future of Primark – will it survive the effects of the pandemic?

Monday, 15 June, 8am: a long, socially distanced queue is patiently waiting, after three months of sorrow, to re-enter the long awaited paradise – Primark. After the great news that non-essential shops can now open, eager customers prepared to claim their goods queued outside of Primark shops from the early hours of the morning. Is …

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New Legal Tech: Crime QHR App

Good news for criminal lawyers coming from the latest tech development! Sam Willis, barrister at 5King’s Bench Walk has developed the Crime QRH (Quick Reference Handbook) App, a guide to allcriminal offences in England and Wales. This app is essentially a database providing key details about all criminal offences, from homicide tomoney laundering and to …

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