The UK OFT publishes discussion paper on private enforcement

The OFT have published (on 18 April 2007) a Discussion Paper entitled "Private actions in competition law: effective redress for consumers and business", launching an informal consultation process on how to encourage private actions by consumers and businesses for breaches of competition law. The Discussion Paper focuses on examining the practical barriers which have restricted private actions by consumers and by small and medium-sized businesses in particular and sets out proposals which the OFT believes will improve the existing legal framework to ensure that it allows for effective redress and enhanced compliance with competition law, without introducing a litigation culture. Noting that most of the main structural and legal elements for effective private actions in competition

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Sir Christopher Bellamy, Michael Sanders, Diana Good, The UK OFT publishes discussion paper on private enforcement, 18 April 2007, e-Competitions April 2007, Art. N° 41762

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