Select Competition Cases in the UK


The authors discuss a few of the most important recent competition cases in the UK in GCR’s Competition Economics Handbook.

Vivek Mani and Vikram Kumar review some of the most significant competition cases in the UK during 2019 in this Competition Economics Handbook chapter. In particular the authors consider:

  • The bar for claimants seeking a Collective Proceedings Order (CPO) following Merricks
  • The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) approach to nascent (killer?) acquisitions
  • The Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (CAT’s) approach to restrictive agreements in Ping and Achilles
  • The CAT’s consideration of the As Efficient Competitor (AEC) test in Article 102 cases including Royal Mail

This chapter was originally published by Global Competition Review in the Competition Economics Handbook 2020 in November 2019.

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Select Competition Cases in the UK


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Vivek Mani

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Vikram Kumar