UK: New UK Competition And Markets Authority: What’s In A Name?

Last Updated: 16 April 2012
Article by Dechert’s Antitrust/Competition Group

Key Points

As of 2014, there will be one national Competition and Markets Authority.

Merger Control

  • The UK merger control regime will remain voluntary.
  • The operations of the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission will be merged under the Competition and Markets Authority.
  • It is yet to be determined whether the case team will remain the same in both between Phase One and Phase Two investigations.
  • Decision makers will remain separate for Phase One and Phase Two investigations.