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Reforms of competition law in the UK — Aims and outcomes.

Acworth, Thomas
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) North East Law Review. 2:45-50.

The reforms of competition law in the UK aimed to deliver restorative justice
and deter anti-competitive conduct. This paper analyses the reforms and their
outcomes in the light of a move to an opt-out regime and introducing stand-alone
actions as a mechanism serving deterrence. It also presents problems
undermining the effectiveness of the reforms, such as the unavailability of
exemplary damages awards in collective actions. (author’s abstract)


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