UK Watchdog Won't Prosecute Borderline Antitrust Cases

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s new competition watchdog vowed Wednesday to prosecute individuals only when it has a realistic chance of winning a conviction, saying that individuals may avoid prosecution for borderline antitrust offenses even if their conduct contributes to a civil case against their employer.

The new Competition and Markets Authority issued guidelines explaining how it planned to use its expanded criminal authority as part of a broader package of guidance the agency put out as it gears up to take over antitrust enforcement in the U.K. beginning...
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