OFT continues to pursue individuals, but is there a credible threat to price fixers?

September 21, 2010

(by Andreas Stephan) News that the Office of Fair Trading made an arrest last week in connection with a cartel investigation shows the authority’s determination to press on with criminal sanctions in cartel cases. However, following the collapse of the British Airways trial in May of this year, does the criminal offence really have a future in its current form? Read the rest of this entry »

What Exactly are the Sectoral Economic Regulators FOR?

September 8, 2010

(by Catherine Waddams) Two recently announced reviews risk that we shall be given different answers for different regulators.  A particular danger is that some regulators may be left with decisions over which they have neither specialist expertise nor political legitimacy. Read the rest of this entry »