UK government missed a deadline to investigate newspaper deal. Steve Smith talks to GCR about the CAT’s ruling of 16/08/2019.



Partner Steve Smith has been interviewed by Global Competition Review about the Lebedev Holdings Limited and Another v Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport case, in which the Competition Appeal Tribunal made a declaration that the time-limit for the UK government to ask the Competition and Markets Authority to launch a full investigation about the sale of stakes of the Independent and the Evening Standard “expired on 1 July 2019.” You can read the full judgment here

Steve said that the decision makes it crystal clear that the secretary has one four-month period in which to both issue the PIIN and make a reference to the CMA.

Read the full article on the Global Competition Review website.

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