UK Antitrust Chief Sees Room For Improvement On Mergers

Law360, Washington (April 13, 2018, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The head of the U.K.’s antitrust enforcer said Friday that recent reviews of the watchdog’s past merger decisions have not painted a “great picture,” turning up aging behavioral remedies and overly optimistic views of how competition would play out in dynamic markets — forcing the agency into the regulation business in the process.

The Competition and Markets Authority, which is poised to come out from under the European Commission’s umbrella after Brexit, has found room for improvement in looking back at cleared deals and merger remedies,...
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