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Supermarkets Inquiry (Competition Commission) [current]

DATE: 25 Apr 2006

I am acting and appearing for Tesco in the ongoing inquiry into the supermarkets by the Competition Commission giving advice, and appearing before the Commission on planning and property matters. The Commission is concerned with the impact of the planning system on entry into the retail development market, particularly concerning the impact of restrictive covenants, and is currently considering its provisional findings and what, if any, remedies are required. In addition to the appearances before the Competition Commission, the work involves heavy advisory, tactical and drafting work as well as considerable teamwork with the retail, competition and economics members of the Tesco in house and expert team.