Competition – research and analysis

Understanding past merger remedies

This research report evaluates 13 merger remedies put in place by the CC and OFT.



This updated research builds on the research into past merger remedies previously published by the Competition Commission (CC) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).

The evaluation looks at 13 merger remedies – 12 that were put in place by the CC following in-depth investigations, and one undertaking in lieu put in place by the OFT.

It considers the effects that the different types of remedies used had and the lessons that can be learned for future merger cases.