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UK Regulatory Reviews Piling Up
12 August 2019 00:00
Theresa May entered 10 Downing Street in July 2016 with grand hopes of fixing Britain’s “dysfunctional” markets in favor of hard-pressed consumers. But she was pushed from office three years later with reforms to consumer protection, competition in digital markets, foreign investment screening and the audit market half-done. They now lie in the hands of business secretary Andrea Leadsom – and a divided parliament.
Boris Johnson’s government has inherited a deep in-tray of reforms to UK competition and consumer law. But with a gridlocked parliament, and an administration zeroed in on Brexit, there’s no guarantee of progress soon.
Simon Zekaria Senior Correspondent
Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate... Read more
David Plott Managing Editor, Asia
David is a longtime veteran of Dow Jones and worked for them in the U.S., Europe and Asia, serving as senior news editor for Dow Jones Newswires in Asia and later editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. He was also deputy director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong. He helped found Global Asia, a quarterly journal on international affairs, in 2005 and continues to serve as its... Read more
Flavia Fortes Global Head of Mergers
Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.Flavia holds a LL.M. in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School and a... Read more