The CMA needs to evolve and adapt its approach to the assessment of mergers in digital and other new markets to ensure that it is delivering on its duties to promote competition for the benefit of UK consumers. Whilst this is an ongoing process, the revised guidelines give the us the opportunity to set out in writing the current approach to the assessment of mergers.
Anna Caro and Tim Geer’s blog about the benefits of international cooperation in merger investigations and how this can ultimately help merging firms and enable agencies to better protect UK consumers.
The ‘transition period’ following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. This brought with it the most significant change to UK merger control in close to 20 years. While the largest cross-border …
The CMA investigation of the Experian ClearScore merger shows how the UK’s merger controls can be used effectively in digital investigations. Read more in Tim’s blog.
2018 has been another busy and exciting year for us at the CMA, and I’ve been reflecting on all our achievements over the past 12 months.