Common Problems with Regulation in Competitive Markets

Common Problems with Regulation in Competitive Markets

I joined the distinguished line-up at the Regulatory Policy Institute’s summer conference on Diagnosing Regulatory Pathologies. Other speakers discussed problems with monopoly infrastructure regulation. I focussed on what goes wrong in regulation of competitive markets… Competitive markets are great at discovering what customers want and getting it to them. Market forces discover not only the […]

Mary Starks on Sky News

Mary Starks

Flint Partner Mary Starks was a panellist on Sky News The Great Debate: Is Britain running on empty? with Trevor Phillips.

ESG – Here comes the Regulator

ESG – Here comes the Regulator

More Growth, More scrutiny ESG investment is surging. ESG bond fund sales are now worth more than $50bn and have tripled in three years. In equities, investors are increasing their demands on companies. After six months, 2021 has already seen a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions passed.   As investment activity grows, so does […]

UK merger clearance – a higher hurdle?

UK merger clearance – a higher hurdle?

It is becoming harder to get mergers cleared in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is taking an increasingly sceptical view and wants to go further by getting government to change the rules to make it even easier to block mergers involving large technology companies.