UK Watchdog Taps Competition Head To Settle Spats

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 6:15 PM EST) -- Companies being investigated by the U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading will soon be able to take disputes over the agency's procedures to a new adjudicator, under a pilot program announced Wednesday.

The one-year pilot program is part of the OFT's broader efforts to speed up its antitrust investigations while also making the process more transparent and efficient, the regulator said Wednesday.

The program will allow parties being investigated to ask the procedural adjudicator to review the agency's decisions on certain types of procedural issues, including the...
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