Commentary on retail mergers: CC2com2/OFT1305
- Competition and Markets Authority
- Part of:
- CMA mergers guidance, How the CMA investigates competition and consumer issues, Competition law, and Mergers
- First published:
- 1 March 2011
Commentary on 3 of the most frequently asked questions from retailers and their advisers regarding past merger cases.
Ref: CC2com2 / OFT1305 PDF, 345KB, 38 pages
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This guidance was originally published jointly by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission (CC) and has been adopted by the CMA Board. The original text has been retained unamended, therefore it does not reflect or take account of developments in case law, legislation or practice since its original publication.
Please also note:
- all references to issues of jurisdiction or procedure in mergers cases must be read in the light of Mergers: Guidance on the CMA’s jurisdiction and procedure (CMA2); in the case of conflict, CMA2 prevails
- references to the OFT or CC (except where referring to specific past OFT or CC practice or case law) should be read as referring to the CMA
- references to ‘referral to the CC’ or ‘a reference to the CC’ should be read as the referral of a case by the CMA (or Secretary of State) for a Phase 2 investigation involving an Inquiry Group of CMA panel members
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Published: 1 March 2011