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Merger control in a post-Brexit world: is the CMA up to the task?

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has been preparing itself for an increased merger control caseload in the wake of Brexit. In discussing the CMA's recent practice and guidance on jurisdiction, procedure, substantive assessment and remedies, Alex Nourry, Chandralekha Ghosh and Jordan Bernstein highlight key points of change in approach, particularly with regards to multi-jurisdictional mergers and digital markets. The article considers the sustainability of the CMA's approach and its potential impact on mergers.

This article was first published by Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ in the European Competition Law Review as "Merger control in a post-Brexit world: is the CMA up to the task?" in [E.C.L.R. 2021, 42(7) 371-382] and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.

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07 July 2021

Merger control in a post-Brexit world: is the CMA up to the task?

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has been preparing itself for an increased merger control caseload in the wake of Brexit. In discussing the CMA's recent practice and guidance on jurisdiction, procedure, substantive assessment and remedies, Alex Nourry, Chandralekha Ghosh and Jordan Bernstein highlight key points of change in approach, particularly with regards to multi-jurisdictional mergers and digital markets. The article considers the sustainability of the CMA's approach and its potential impact on mergers.

This article was first published by Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ in the European Competition Law Review as "Merger control in a post-Brexit world: is the CMA up to the task?" in [E.C.L.R. 2021, 42(7) 371-382] and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.
 

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