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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Government to amend DMU legislation strengthening rights of appeal for platforms

21 November 2023

Following the opening of a new session of Parliament this month, the UK Government has re-introduced the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (the “Bill”) with a number of significant amendments. The Bill will seek to impose new obligations on firms judged by the CMA’s Digital Markets Unit (“DMU”) to have Strategic Market Status (“SMS”). When enacted, the Bill will also allow the CMA to impose penalties on SMS firms for failures to adhere to new codes of conduct as well as other obligations the CMA will be empowered to impose through so-called ‘Pro-Competition Interventions’ (“PCIs”).

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