On 19 May 2008, the UK Competition Commission (the “CC”) published its proposed new merger remedy guidelines, which for the first time recognise the possibility that intellectual property (“IP”) and behavioural remedies might be appropriate in certain circumstances. The draft guidelines are intended to provide a single source of guidance on merger remedies and give an overview of the CC’s procedure and framework for analysing mergers which it deems to be anti-competitive. In the past, the anti-competitive effects of
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