The UK Parliament introduces reforms to facilitate private actions in antitrust cases

UK Introduces Reforms to Facilitate Private Actions in Antitrust Cases From October 1, 2015, new rules will make it easier for claimants to pursue antitrust damages claims in the UK. These reforms, introduced under the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “Act”), are the final piece of the Government’s wide-ranging reforms to UK competition law, which began in 2010 [1]. The main objective is to promote the Competition Appeal Tribunal (the “CAT”) as the principal venue for competition claims in the UK, including through the introduction of a collective action regime deigned to facilitate redress for victims of competition infringements whose individual losses are insufficient to justify the costs of a claim. The reforms comprise four key elements: • Expanding the powers of the CAT to encompass

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  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (London)

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Sunil Gadhia, Paul Gilbert, Paul Stuart, The UK Parliament introduces reforms to facilitate private actions in antitrust cases, 1 October 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2015, Art. N° 75870

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