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Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 579–605 | Cite as

Recent Developments at the CMA: 2018–2019

  • San Sau Fung
  • Jenny Haydock
  • Alex MooreEmail author
  • James Rutt
  • Robert Ryan
  • Mike Walker
  • Ian Windle
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

CMA Competition policy Digital markets Platforms Mergers 

Notes

Acknowledgements

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • San Sau Fung
    • 1
  • Jenny Haydock
    • 1
  • Alex Moore
    • 1
    Email author
  • James Rutt
    • 1
  • Robert Ryan
    • 1
  • Mike Walker
    • 1
  • Ian Windle
    • 1
  1. 1.Competition and Markets AuthorityLondonUK

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