The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2017

United Kingdom: Cartel Enforcement

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is the primary enforcement authority for civil cartels under article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and section 2 of the UK Competition Act 19981 (CA98) and criminal cartels under section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA) in the UK. After a relatively quiet second half of 2015 in enforcement terms, the CMA opened several new investigations in December 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016 as well as taking further procedural steps in several long-running cases.

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