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Digital-sector mergers must see 'very tough' enforcement, says top UK CMA official

By Simon Zekaria
  • 06 Jul 2020 12:57
  • 07 Jul 2020 08:24
Digital-sector mergers must see "very tough" enforcement from the UK competition regulator as platforms build out their operations to protect their market power, a senior official from the Competition and Markets Authority said today.

Speaking in front of a webinar audience*, Mike Walker, the CMA’s chief economic advisor, also said there's no excuse

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Simon Zekaria

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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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