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United Kingdom: The CMA post-Brexit

It has been almost one year since the end of the Brexit transition period and the CMA can start to take stock of its progress to date. The CMA has delivered on multiple fronts and functioned seamlessly through the pandemic. The organisation is now looking to the future as it takes up its enhanced position on the global stage.

I. Introduction 1. Amidst rising challenges and a sustained increase in the number of cases, I have witnessed in the past year how the CMA, a relatively young organisation, is adapting to a newly elevated profile, despite having to go through a transition in the middle of a pandemic. It has been five years since the Leave vote but less than a year since the end of the Brexit transition period. The CMA can start taking stock of its progress to date. 2. In hindsight, I am not surprised at how well the CMA has weathered COVID-19 and the Brexit storm, thanks to its inherent qualities (II.1.) and unique model (II.2.). Brexit and the pandemic have created the opportunity to reshape and strengthen the organisation, and the UK government is actively pursuing reforms (II.3.). 3. The CMA is

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Louise Aberg, United Kingdom: The CMA post-Brexit, November 2021, Concurrences N° 4-2021, Art. N° 103261, www.concurrences.com

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