We wrote a blog in November 2017 detailing that the Competitions and Markets Authority (the "CMA") had launched an investigation into the sales practices of a number of large hotel booking sites. Further to that investigation and subsequent enforcement action in 2018, the CMA has announced this week that 6 hotel booking sites have voluntarily agreed to change their sales practices by 1 September 2019.
Terminating the right to terminate – UK Government announces measures to protect distressed businesses
The number of CVAs being deployed in the retail sector is on the rise, driven in part by the pressures on margins, increased costs and fierce competition from online sales. However, CVAs themselves are often not enough to save a failing business and this had led to the UK Government deciding to step in and take action
Nehayan v Kent  EWHC 333 (Comm) is the latest case in a growing line of authorities in the UK on the implication of good faith in "relational" commercial contracts, such as joint ventures, franchise agreements and distribution agreements.