Top five things you need to know about software deals before the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”)

While the CMA unconditionally clears the vast majority of software deals at Phase I, 50% (3) of the CMA’s active Phase II investigations concern software companies (NortonLifeLock/Avast, NEC Software Solutions/Capita Secure Solutions and Services, and Dye & Durham/TM Group). Coupled with other recent CMA interventions in software deals, gone may be the days when the CMA viewed software markets as competitive, fast-paced, and innovative. Continue

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Top five things you need to know about software deals before the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”)

While the CMA unconditionally clears the vast majority of software deals at Phase I, 50% (3) of the CMA’s active Phase II investigations concern software companies (NortonLifeLock/Avast, NEC Software Solutions/Capita Secure Solutions and Services, and Dye & Durham/TM Group). Coupled with other recent CMA interventions in software deals, gone may be the days when the CMA viewed software markets as competitive, fast-paced, and innovative. Continue

Ropes & Gray attorneys regularly provide insightful perspective on key legal issues.To read more, visit our Alerts archive.

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