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The Better Markets Bill and proposals to refine the competition regime

Published on: 08 June 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The Better Markets Bill and proposals to refine the competition regime
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  • What is driving these proposed changes to the UK competition regime?
  • Why is the government proposing these changes now?
  • What changes is the government proposing to the decision-making process and the make-up of panels in phase 2 merger and market investigations and why?
  • Is the government proposing other changes to the merger control regime (besides changes to the decision-making process and the make-up of panels for phase 2 investigations)?
  • What are the proposals in relation to market investigations, and do these address all concerns with the market investigation process?
  • What is the government proposing in relation to enhanced fines for procedural offences during investigations? Is this to address a known concern of the CMA?
  • What are the proposals to give the CMA the power to issue fines for failure to comply with commitments/undertakings in CA 1998 and Enterprise Act 2002 cases?
  • Do the proposals match the European Commission's powers?
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Article summary

Competition analysis: Christopher Hutton, partner at Hogan Lovells and Paul Castlo, counsel at the firm, consider the proposed changes to the UK competition regime which the Better Markets Bill seeks to implement, and they look at various aspects of the related consultation. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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