Skadden Discusses UK Antitrust Authority’s Proposals for More Scrutiny and Weaker Judicial Review

On February 21, 2019, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), at the U.K. government’s request, set out “wide-ranging and radical” proposals to reshape U.K. competition enforcement and consumer protection regime.1

These are proposals at the very earliest stage, and they remain far from becoming government policy. Still, the CMA has been vocal in positioning itself as a consumer champion and ties this effort to its role within a post-Brexit U.K. Some of these propos­als may therefore have traction. If enacted, they would represent a step change in U.K. antitrust enforcement.

Summary

The proposals mark a significant intensification of … Read more