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Webinar highlights: Economic Analysis and the Competition and Markets Authority’s New Merger Assessment Guidelines 14.07.21

On 2 June 2021, RBB Economics held a webinar to discuss the new Merger Assessment Guidelines (MAGs) released by the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Simon Bishop held a Q&A session with Mike Walker, which was followed by a panel discussion between Adrian Majumdar, Alexander Baker and Amelia Fletcher, moderated by Ethel Fonseca. Below are the highlights of the webinar and our reactions to some of the issues discussed. The views of Walker indicate that much tougher merger enforcement in the UK is to be expected.

The full document can be downloaded here and the webinar can be watched here