Legal News – April 2014

Legal News – April 2014

Competition law: A new dawn—the new UK competition regime

On 1 April 2014, the biggest changes to the UK competition law regime for over a decade came into force. The changes centred around the merger of the Office of Fair Trading and Competition Commission to form the Competition and Markets Authority and revisions to the criminal cartel offence that are designed to make it easier for regulators to bring prosecutions. Peter Broadhurst, partner in Simmons and Simmons’ EU, competition and regulatory group discusses what we can expect from the changes:

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About the author:
Helen Hart studied in Cardiff and Germany and qualified as a solicitor in 1998 after a training contract at Allen & Overy in London and Frankfurt. She spent over six years working in-house at Centrica plc and Palm Europe Limited focusing mainly on consumer, advertising and data protection law before returning to private practice at Stevens & Bolton where she was an associate in the corporate and commercial team. She worked for a legal publisher between 2008 and 2012 and has also worked in local government library services. Her main areas of expertise are general commercial law, advertising law and consumer law.