UK Minister To Reconsider Criminal Antitrust Changes

Law360, New York (July 12, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A U.K. minister agreed Tuesday to re-examine a controversial proposal to lower the bar for prosecuting criminal antitrust cases, but emphasized that the government believes its proposal to remove the so-called dishonesty requirement is the best way to boost criminal enforcement.

Norman Lamb, a Liberal Democrat and business minister in the Conservative-led coalition government, defended the current proposal to remove the dishonesty requirement — under which the Office of Fair Trading must show that the defendant knew or should have known they were engaging in illegal...
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