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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Competition Commission Publishes New Merger Remedy Guidelines

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The intrepid antitrust enforcers in the UK at the Competition Commission (CC) have published new guidelines.  These guidelines on merger remedies explain the CC approach to remedies, "such as divestiture, prohibition and behavioural measures, where it decides that mergers are likely to lead to a substantial lessening of competition (SLC)."  The press release further summarizes that:

The guidelines provide a single source of guidance on merger remedies and emphasize measures that are effective and yet minimize burdens on customers, suppliers and merger parties. The new guidelines also cover areas such as intellectual property remedies and behavioural remedies which were not covered in detail in existing guidance.

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