Last week both the CMA and the European Commission published their final guidance on the impact of Brexit on competition law after the end of the transition period. Both sets of guidance explain the legal changes after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 and how these will impact on the competition regulators’ powers. From 1 January 2021 the EU and UK regimes will operate in parallel as two separate regimes and mergers and anti-competitive conduct may be subject to both the UK and EU merger control regimes and to Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and the Chapter I and II prohibitions of the UK Competition Act 1998. Much of the impact also relates to jurisdiction over cases that are ongoing at the end of the transition period and powers and processes of each of the
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