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Merging companies won't get easy ride due to Covid-19, CMA guidance says

By Victoria Ibitoye and Nicholas Hirst
  • 22 Apr 2020 05:33
  • 22 Apr 2020 05:33

Merging businesses have been warned not to expect an easy ride from the UK’s competition regulator as a result of the market pressures from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The crisis “has not brought about any relaxations of the standards by which mergers are assessed,” the Competition and Markets Authority said in a

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent


Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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