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UK: Lord Currie to leave the CMA

The chairman of Britain’s competition watchdog said he will step down to allow his successor to tackle Brexit. Lord David Currie has told the Government...

UK: Fox’s Sky acquisition referred to CMA

On Tuesday, September 12, the UK’s Culture Minister Karen Bradley referred a proposed £11.7 billion (US$13 billion) merger between the Rupert Murdoch-owned 21st Century...

UK: Regulator approves ATM merger

The UK’s competition regulators have given the initial nod to a £350 million (US$460 million) deal between two providers of automated teller machines (ATMs),...
UK: Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch's £11.7bn move for Sky

UK: Ofcom could face judicial review over Murdoch’s £11.7bn move for...

Regulator Ofcom is facing a potential legal challenge on its ruling that Sky would remain "fit and proper" to hold a UK broadcasting licence...
UK: Heineken’s Punch deal gets green light

UK: Heineken’s Punch deal gets green light

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) preliminary investigation concluded that Heineken’s purchase of Punch Taverns would not damage the chances of Heineken’s competitors selling...

UK: Competition regulator launches crackdown against online gambling firms

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching enforcement action against a number of online gambling operators suspected of breaking consumer law. The competition regulator...

UK: Watchdog OKs Standard Life-Aberdeen $12 billion merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has given the merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management the green light. The body has ‘cleared the...

UK: Heineken to offer concessions to appease regulator

Heineken offered to make concessions as the UK’s antitrust regulator warned that the company’s planned purchase of 1,900 Punch Taverns pubs could reduce competition,...

UK: Watchdog accuses Merck of breaking competition laws

Britain's competition watchdog has accused Merck of operating an unfair discount scheme for its medicine Remicade that it said was designed to restrict competition...

UK: CMA opens inquiry into $12bn Standard Life merger

Britain's competition watchdog has launched an inquiry into the £11bn ($14Bn USD) merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. It will look at whether...
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