The UK Government is consulting on changes to assist private litigants in seeking redress for breach of antitrust law. Most radically, the government has proposed introducing an opt-out collective redress mechanism. This change alone could significantly increase the volume and impact of antitrust litigation in England, both against domestic and foreign-domiciled defendants. Background The majority of private antitrust claims in England seek redress either in relation to anticompetitive arrangements (e.g., price fixing or market sharing) or for abuse of a dominant position.  Investigation and enforcement is primarily performed by public regulators (the Office of Fair Trading and the European Commission). Private claims pursued in court that rely on a regulator’s finding of
The UK Government consults on changes to assist private litigants in seeking redress for breach of antitrust law
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