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UK: The Effects of Recent Institutional Change on UK Remedies Practice

David Hansen and Adam Land, Concurrences (N° 2), 2016

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The formation of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2014 provided an opportunity to improve the operation of the UK competition regime, and capitalise on the creation of a single competition and consumer agency. A strong remedies process is essential to the overall efficacy of any competition regime as this is how competition authorities’ decisions are put into practice. In this article, we examine the opportunities presented by the creation of the CMA regarding the design, implementation and monitoring of market and merger remedies, and provide some practical examples of where changes are already taking effect.

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