The UK Competition Authority brings criminal charges for involvement in hardcore restrictions on the market for galvanised steel tanks (Peter Nigel Snee)

UK flexes its criminal enforcement muscle* In a move that signals that UK criminal cartel enforcement is set to increase, Peter Nigel Snee appeared on 27 January 2014 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to face charges under the UK’s criminal cartel offence. Mr Snee has been charged under section 188 of the Enterprise Act 2002 with “dishonestly agreeing with others to divide customers, fix prices and rig bids between 2004 and 2012 in respect of the supply in the UK of galvanised steel tanks for water storage“. His next court appearance will be at Southwark Crown Court on 4 February 2014 for a preliminary hearing. In addition to the charges against Mr Snee, the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) is also conducting a related civil investigation into whether businesses have infringed the

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Christopher Hutton, The UK Competition Authority brings criminal charges for involvement in hardcore restrictions on the market for galvanised steel tanks (Peter Nigel Snee), 27 January 2014, e-Competitions January 2014, Art. N° 63099

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