Rules of procedure for merger, market and special reference groups: CMA17

Procedural rules for CMA panel member groups conducting phase 2 merger or market investigations or certain regulatory references or appeals.



CMA17 sets out the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) procedural rules for merger, market and special reference groups.

These rules replace the Competition Commission Rules of Procedure (CC1). The CMA’s rules recognise the statutory changes introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, in particular the replacement of Competition Commission member groups by groups of CMA panel members.

An updated version of this guidance was published on 23 November 2015, correcting 3 small typographical errors. For more information see the consultation page.

Published 28 March 2014
Last updated 23 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Corrected version published.
  2. First published.