A World Class Competition Regime: A Survey on the Key Aspects - September 2001

United Kingdom

In July the Government published a White Paper on the reform of UK competition law entitled “A World Class Competition Regime (CM5233). The White Paper put forward a number of far reaching proposals for strengthening the legislative framework within which the UK competition authorities (in particular the Office of Fair Trading) operate.

CMS Cameron McKenna thought it useful to consult individuals interested in competition law on a few of the most important issues on which the Government has sought views, together with another - the principle of introducing criminal sanctions for breach of competition law – which, although not a matter on which views are sought in the White Paper, seems to us to be sufficiently controversial to make it important to express a view to Government.

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