The UK Government proposes to reform its competition regime introducing changes to its merger control system

Bonfire of the quangos – a burning desire to reform the UK competition regime* UK competition rules and enforcement infrastructure When it comes to competition law enforcement, does the UK pursue a different path to its European counterparts? Well, it is British tradition to favour a common sense approach and we have been known to criticise the arcane bureaucracy of certain supra-national institutions. These preferences will surely be revealed in the infrastructure of modern UK competition law enforcement. After all, it’s all still a reasonably new regime: the relevant legislation came into force in 2000 and 2003. Indeed, mes amies, it is all very simple. First, there is the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The OFT is the authority generally designated to apply Articles 101

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Simon Pritchard, The UK Government proposes to reform its competition regime introducing changes to its merger control system, 14 octobre 2010, e-Competitions October 2010, Art. N° 35275

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