Class Action-Style Redress for Competition Law Infringements: Should the UK ‘Opt-In’ for the ‘Opt-Out’ Proposal?

King & Spalding

On April 24, the UK Government proposed measures to encourage private civil challenges to anticompetitive behaviour to complement the UK’s existing public competition law regime. Comments by interested parties on the proposals are due by July 24, 2012. The Government believes these measures are in the interests of preserving competitive markets; protecting consumers from anticompetitive conduct; and promoting productivity, innovation and economic growth.

We examine the two main Government proposals of adopting a ‘US-style’ opt-out collective actions regime and facilitating access to justice for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© King & Spalding | Attorney Advertising

Written by:

King & Spalding

King & Spalding on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
Custom Email Digest
- hide
- hide

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, track anonymous site usage, store authorization tokens and permit sharing on social media networks. By continuing to browse this website you accept the use of cookies. Click here to read more about how we use cookies.