The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) publishes new guidlines regarding its antitrust investigation regime

The UK’s New Civil Antitrust Investigations Regime* From April 1, a new regime for civil antitrust investigations applies in the UK with the entry into effect of the new Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) (see Antitrust Alert). The CMA has recently published guidance on how this new regime works. The goals of these revised procedures are quicker and fairer decisions by the CMA than its predecessor, the Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”), in enforcing UK and EU antitrust rules, leading to more decisions. This Commentary is the third in our series addressing the UK’s new competition enforcement regime and its implications for businesses. Main Changes Although some aspects of the new regime were anticipated by the OFT at the end of last year, with the publication of revised procedural

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  • Jones Day (London)
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Brussels)

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Matt Evans, Vincent Brophy, The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) publishes new guidlines regarding its antitrust investigation regime, March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2014, Art. N° 65284

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