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Comment: UK CMA validated in antitrust-probe processes by FP McCann's appeal defeat

By Simon Zekaria
  • 24 Dec 2020 08:59
  • 24 Dec 2020 08:59
FP McCann’s failure to persuade judges to cut a multimillion-pound UK cartel fine validates the Competition and Markets Authority's case-handling strategies just as it prepares to chart its own course as a standalone competition regulator.

The recent ruling by the UK's specialized antitrust court (see here) will bolster the regulator’s confidence in pursuing

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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 of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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