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Rapid Response Seminar: Private actions in UK competition law: BIS's proposed options for reform

Date: 9th May 2012

Time: Not specified

Venue: Not available

Event Details

Chair: Professor Rachael Mulheron, Queen Mary, University of London


Jon Lawrence
, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Iain Mansfield, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Vincent Smith, Sheppard & Smith ; Visiting Fellow BIICL
Kieron Beal QC, Blackstone Chambers
Gunnar Niels, Oxera

Additional speakers and discussants to be announced

What is this event about?

The UK government announced a consultation on 24 April on how to improve private competition actions in the UK by

- establishing the Competition Appeal Tribunal as a major venue for competition actions;

- introduce an opt-out collective actions regime for competition law cases;

- further promote ADR in competition cases; and

- continue to ensure that private actions complement the public enforcement regime.

This evening seminar gives an introduction to the proposals and a first insight into some of the issues which may arise should they be implemented.


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