Review of merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006

The CMA is reviewing behavioural merger remedies given before 1 January 2006.

Case timetable

Summary of work

Final decision on one EA02 merger remedy

5 January 2017: The CMA has decided to remove one Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02) remedy given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and decision.

Consultation on provisional decision on one EA02 merger remedy

5 January 2017: The CMA is consulting on its intention to retain one EA02 remedy given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional decision. It has also concluded that 2 EA02 remedies have lapsed.

We’re seeking views from interested parties on the provisional decision referred to above. Those responding should provide their views, supported with relevant evidence where possible, in writing to the CMA either by email or by post by 3 February 2017.

Nancy Race
Competition and Markets Authority
6th Floor North
Victoria House
37 Southampton Row
London WC1B 4AD

remedies.reviews@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Consultation on provisional decision on one EA02 merger remedy

3 November 2016: The CMA is consulting on its intention to remove one EA02 merger remedy given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional decision.

Final decisions on 7 EA02 merger remedies

3 November 2016: The CMA has decided to remove 7 EA02 merger remedies.

Decision to undertake further review

31 August 2016: The CMA is reviewing 3 further merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below lists the remedies to be reviewed.

Consultation on provisional advice

31 August 2016: The CMA is consulting on its intention to advise the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to remove 2 FTA73 remedies given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional advice.

It has also concluded that one FTA73 remedy has lapsed.

Consultation on provisional decisions on 7 EA02 merger remedies

31 August 2016: The CMA is consulting on its intention to remove 7 EA02 remedies given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below sets out the CMA’s analysis and provisional decisions. It has also concluded that one EA02 remedy has lapsed.

A provisional decision will follow on the remaining EA02 remedy later in 2016.

Review group appointed

20 June 2016: The CMA has appointed the group for the review of the undertakings.

Simon Polito (Chair), Anne Lambert and Philip Marsden.

Decision to undertake review

14 June 2016: Following an invitation to comment, the CMA is reviewing 12 merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006. The decision document below lists the remedies to be reviewed.

Invitation to comment

22 April 2016: The CMA issued an invitation to comment on proposals to review up to 38 merger remedies put in place before 1 January 2006.

We are continuing to consider the remaining 26 merger remedies, and expect to announce further reviews later this year.

Contacts

remedies.reviews@cma.gsi.gov.uk

Project director

Peter Hill (peter.hill@cma.gsi.gov.uk, 020 3738 6806)

Senior responsible officer

Adam Land (adam.land@cma.gsi.gov.uk, 020 3738 6172)

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