The Channel Islands are probably best known for their historical sites and much less for their local merger control regimes.
I had the privilege of working at the Jersey national competition authority during its formative years 2006-2011, and I have kept an eye on developments in the Channel Islands as the country reporter for the European Competition Law Review.
In January 2020, OmniCLES have published a 60-page study on CI merger control to help lawyers determine whether there is a need to notify the Jersey and Guernsey competition authorities. The study includes a list of all merger decisions by the Channel Islands’ competition authorities with reference to the sector in which the Parties were active to allow for a quick identification of potentially relevant precedent. The study also includes other potentially useful information for future merger notifications, such as the timing of Jersey and Guernsey applications versus the associated EC notification in previous cases. The study is available as an electronic (pdf) document.
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List of publications on Channel Islands competition law by Rob van der Laan
In chronological order: