An Update to the Guidance on the CMA’s Investigation Procedures in Competition Act 1998 Cases

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    On 4 November 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published updated Guidance on its investigation procedures in Competition Act 1998 cases (CMA8) (Guidance). This is the third version of the Guidance since the inception of the CMA in 2014, and it makes some important changes from the previous version. Businesses that the CMA suspects have infringed the competition rules, or complainants, should be aware of these developments, and plan for them accordingly.

    We set out some of the key changes to the CMA’s investigation procedures Guidance.