Recent Developments at the CMA: 2018–2019
We discuss three important cases that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has completed over the past year: The first two cases—the Experian/ClearScore merger and the Hotel Online Booking enforcement case—demonstrate our recent work on digital industries. We provide an overview of developments in this area and the CMA’s evolving approach to addressing such cases. The third case was a proposed merger between two of the UK’s largest grocery chains: Sainsbury’s and Asda. This proposed merger was ultimately prohibited by the CMA.
KeywordsCMA Competition policy Digital markets Platforms Mergers
We thank Julie Bon, Tom Kitchen and Carolina Policarpo-Garcia for helpful input. The views that are expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the CMA.
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