One practical way to promote an understanding of competition law amongst employees is for a company to devise and actively implement a competition compliance policy that is specifically tailored to that company. The group also acts for household names across the utilities, higher education, telecoms, life sciences sectors, as well as acting for clients in the public sector. Competition issues are now dealt with by the Competition and Markets Authority, who took over the role from the Office of Fair Trading ("OFT") and the Competition Commission in April 2014. In Scotland, CMS' competition and EU law team has strong connections the financial services sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow and the energy space across the country as a whole. Law Society of Scotland Atria One, 144 Morrison Street Edinburgh EH3 8EX If you’re looking for a solicitor, visit FindaSolicitor.scot T: +44(0) 131 226 7411 F: +44(0) 131 225 2934 E: lawscot@lawscot.org.uk All businesses need to be aware of how competition law can impact on their day-to-day activities. Download Citation | Competition law in Scotland | The Competition and Markets Authority has recently opened an expanded office in Edinburgh. Our rankings are based on our independent market research, listing the best lawyers and barristers from the best law firms in the world, and are used by GCs who are looking to hire solicitors and attorneys for legal …

The Law Society of Scotland's response (August 2018) Exceptions to the duty to refer - July 2018 The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a consultation on new draft guidance on the exceptions to the duty to refer mergers for in-depth Phase 2 investigations. The risks of failing to do so are now too great - with much more focus in the media given to infringements and record fines being imposed on all those affected, from PLCs and major utilities to small family businesses. Guidance has been available since March 2011.