The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal rules, for the first time ever, against a Competition Commission’s market investigation remedy (Tesco)

Summary On 4 March 2009 the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) upheld Tesco's appeal against a remedy proposed by the Competition Commission (the Commission) based on its wide-ranging investigation into the UK grocery market published on 30 April 2008. Tesco had challenged only one aspect of the report and remedies, namely the introduction of the ‘competition test', a new piece of planning legislation that would block new retail development in local markets with high levels of concentration. This event marked the first instance of the CAT ruling against the Commission in the context of a market investigation remedy. Background Following a reference by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to investigate the UK groceries market, the Commission released on 30 April 2008 a report entitled

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  • RBB Economics (London)

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Ethel Fonseca, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal rules, for the first time ever, against a Competition Commission’s market investigation remedy (Tesco), 4 March 2009, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 25767

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