Explanatory Notes

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000

2000 CHAPTER 8

14 June 2000

Commentary on Sections

Part Xviii: Recognised Investment Exchanges and Clearing Houses

Chapter III: Exclusion from the Competition Act 1998
Section 312: The Chapter II prohibition

560.This section makes clear that the prohibition of abuse of a dominant position in a market which may affect trade in the United Kingdom in Chapter II of the Competition Act 1998, does not apply to the regulatory provisions or practices of a recognised investment exchange or clearing house, nor to agreements entered into by its members, to the extent that these are required by the body’s regulatory provisions.