The UK Competition and Markets Authority issues updated guidance on the appropriate amount of penalties to be imposed for infringements of competition law

On 18 April 2018, the Competition and Markets Authority issued updated guidance on the appropriate amount of penalties to be imposed for infringements of competition law in the UK. This replaces the previous guidance issued by the Office of Fair Trading (which the CMA replaced in 2014) and takes immediate effect; all pending and future cases investigated by the CMA will be subject to the guidance. The guidance does not substantively alter the mechanism for calculating penalties but is intended to reflect the CMA's recent decisional practice. Penalty calculation The steps for calculating penalties remain unchanged, but the updated guidance does provide additional information on the CMA's approach to some of these steps: Step 1– Calculation of the starting

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Aqeel Kadri, Marc Israel, Jacquelyn F. MacLennan, The UK Competition and Markets Authority issues updated guidance on the appropriate amount of penalties to be imposed for infringements of competition law, 18 April 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2018, Art. N° 86777

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