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UK Introduces Flagship Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill

In brief

The UK Government published on 25 April 2023 its long-awaited Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (“Bill“). The Bill introduces radical new digital sector regulation – akin to the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) – in addition to expanding the UK Competition & Markets Authority’s (CMA) consumer protection powers and introducing significant reforms for the UK competition regime. The CMA has stated that the Bill “has the potential to be a watershed moment in the way we protect consumers in the UK and the way we ensure digital markets work for the UK economy, supporting economic growth, investment and innovation.” This briefing provides an overview of the key issues affecting digital markets, the UK competition law landscape and UK consumer protection law.

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Helen Brown is a partner in the London IT/Commercial Department. Together with Julia Hemmings, Helen heads up the Consumer and Commercial Advisory Practice.


Julia Hemmings is a partner in Baker McKenzie's IT/Commercial Group based in London. Together with Helen Brown, Julia heads up the Consumer and Commercial Advisory Practice. Julia joined the Firm in 2001 and also worked in the Sydney office from March 2006 to March 2008.


Samantha Mobley is a partner in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice of Baker McKenzie's London office and she is a member of the London office Management Committee. She led the Firm's Global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group for six years. Samantha is recommended as a leading individual for competition law in the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Who's Who Legal in 2018. She was featured in the Global Competition Review's 2016 Women in Antitrust Survey as one of the top 150 women in antitrust globally. She is also a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network.

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