UK Antitrust Reforms Get Murkier With New Cartel Defenses

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The British government proposed two new defenses to criminal cartel charges Tuesday in the wake of criticism that legitimate business conduct could trigger prosecution under planned reforms to the U.K.'s competition law, but the proposal has only created further confusion about how the new system would work, attorneys say.

The amendments create two new ways that individuals can defend themselves against criminal cartel charges: by showing they didn't intend to conceal the nature of the conduct or by showing they sought legal advice on their activities....
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