Consultation outcome

Review of merger undertakings given before 1 January 2006

This consultation has concluded

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Decision to undertake review

Detail of outcome

The CMA has decided to launch a review into 12 of these merger remedies. We are continuing to consider the remaining 26 merger remedies, and expect to announce further reviews later this year.

Original consultation


The CMA invited comments on which of the 38 merger remedies put in place before 1 January 2006 it should review.

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Consultation description

In March 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed its review of 71 old structural merger remedies given by companies prior to 1 January 2005.

Ahead of the CMA’s next reviews, the CMA has identified a further 38 merger remedies that are more than 10 years old.

The CMA considers that there may have been developments since the remedies were put in place which may lead to a realistic prospect of finding a change of circumstances relevant to these remedies.

We are inviting interested parties to comment on which of these remedies should be reviewed and to submit any evidence indicating for which remedies a change of circumstances has occurred.

The decision on which remedies to review is due in summer 2016.


Invitation to comment

Published 22 April 2016
Last updated 14 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. Decision to undertake review published.
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