CASE COMMENTS : UNITED KINGDOM – COMPETITION LAW REGIME – INSTITUTIONAL REFORM – MERGER CONTROL – CARTEL OFFENCE – ALL BUSINESS SECTOR

United Kingdom: The UK Government announces a major overhaul of the UK competition law regime with the merger of existing institutions into one unique Competition and Market Authority

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Response outlining the decisions of the Government on a Competition Regime for Growth, London, 15 March 2012 As part of a comprehensive reform of its public bodies, the "quangos" ("quasi non-governmental organisations"), promised by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the UK government has decided, inter alia, to merge the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission into a single competition authority in the very near future, whose independent status would be ensured by the status of a "non-ministerial department" equivalent to that of an independent administrative authority in

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Frédérique Daudret-John, François Souty, United Kingdom: The UK Government announces a major overhaul of the UK competition law regime with the merger of existing institutions into one unique Competition and Market Authority, 15 March 2012, Concurrences N° 3-2012, Art. N° 48705, pp. 249-251

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