The phase diagram of superconducting UPt3 is investigated within a Ginzburg-Landau theory that uses a complex two-component vector order parameter. For fields both along the c axis and in the basal plane, the theory allows for a kink in Hc2(T), but the inner lines may not be true phase boundaries. For basal plane fields, an additional transition is predicted at which a magnetization transverse to the field develops. For otherwise-oriented fields, there is no kink in Hc2. The nature of the order parameter in the various phases is determined.
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