Here’s a selection of some of the best articles I have read recently that are relevant to UK merger control………….
Unsurprisingly – a number of these are about the CMA’s much-discussed decision regarding the Microsoft/Activision deal………..
To date, it’s been rare to come across commentary about this deal that a) accurately describes the CMA process, b) gives a balanced portrayal of the CMA’s decision and c) transparently describes the authors’ involvement with, or interest in, the case. If you know of any – please feel free to comment below.
1. Changes to UK Merger Control
Bill Batchelor and colleagues summarise here the planned forthcoming changes to CMA jurisdictional thresholds and investigation procedures.
2. Setting Out The Stall
Alex Hern presents the logic behind the CMA’s prohibition of the Microsoft/Activision deal. Link here
3. War Of The Words
In this piece, Reece Goodall looks at the war of words that broke out following the CMA’s announcement prohibiting the Microsoft/Activision deal
4. Vive La Difference
Here Jacob Parry examines why the CMA and the EC came to different decisions regarding the Microsoft/Activision merger.
5. A Very Costly CMA Merger Prohibition
Paul Sawers looks at the Meta/Giphy case and how costly a CMA merger prohibition can be. Link here.