The New UK Guidelines On Competition Law Compliance

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT) -- In June 2011, the United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) published two new sets of guidelines (or “guidance,” as it is known in the U.K.) aimed at improving the “competition culture” in the U.K. by helping companies reduce their risk of liability for cartel involvement and, in the case of dominant firms, their risk of abusing their position.

One set of guidelines, which builds upon an OFT policy document published in May 2010, focuses on how businesses may achieve compliance with antitrust and competition law...
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