UK Merger Control Developments in Q1 2017

24 May 2017 | by Alistair Lindsay

Introduction

This update covers Q1 2017.

In it, I investigate three questions.

  1. Whether the CMA’s willingness to accept undertakings in lieu (“UILs”) in phase 1 has increased in the last two years and, if so, why?
  2. What impact, if any, will Brexit have on UILs?
  3. Whether the CMA’s willingness to use GUPPI and IPR is declining?

In the second half of this update, I round up Q1 developments in de minimis and exiting firm.

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