The Handbook of Competition Enforcement Agencies 2018

United Kingdom

The UK Enforcement Agencies The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is responsible for UK enforcement of general competition law (antitrust) – specifically, the domestic law prohibitions of anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance under the Competition Act 1998 (CA98), and articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) – as well as the investigation of mergers and undertaking market-wide competition investigations under the Enterprise Act 2002 (EA02). The CMA is also the primary prosecutor in criminal cartel matters and determines certain regulatory appeals from sectoral regulators.