The CMA steps up competition law enforcement in the online market place

Published On 26/06/2016 | By Andrew Morrison | Enforcement

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has stepped up its enforcement activities in online retail markets, targeting anti-competitive agreements in a range of sectors from bathroom fittings to golf clubs. This mirrors recent action taken by the European Commission and other national competition authorities as they seek to promote price competition in the digital market.

This increased focus on online markets should act as an important reminder to global businesses looking to access the UK market through online retailers. In particular, businesses should ensure that their contracts with third parties do not contain clauses that restrict online price competition.

Read our detailed article about recent developments, including a number of recent enforcement initiatives, here.

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About The Author

is an Associate in the London EU & Competition Practice. Starting life as a biochemist, Andrew has a particular interest in the pharmaceutical sector.

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