4 Big Changes Coming To UK Private Antitrust Enforcement

Law360, New York (February 13, 2013, 12:03 PM EST) -- On Jan. 29, 2013, the U.K. government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published its response to its consultation on private actions in competition law. The final proposals are similar to those in the consultation. If implemented, which seems likely, they will bring about significant changes to the U.K. private enforcement regime. In particular, the proposals to introduce opt-out collective actions and settlement procedures for businesses and consumers as well as a fast-track process are likely to increase significantly the number of claims started in the...
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