Topic: Criminalising competition law in the UK: a damaged project

Presenter: Professor Mark Furse - School of Law, University of Glasgow

It is only since 2002 that the UK has applied criminal law in the form of the incarceration and/or fining of individuals convicted of engagement in a 'cartel offence'. The UK competition law system operates within the shadow of the (legally superior) EU competition law system, with which it must be consistent. The UK also draws from US traditions and experience in the area of competition law - sometimes expressly so. 

Professor Furse will examine the (pitiful) progress of the criminalisation of competition law in the UK since 2002 and will attempt to explain what might have gone wrong, and how this might be corrected. 

Professor Furse will also discuss in particular the peculiar events surrounding the prosecution in the Marine Hose cartel (also the subject of enforcement actions in Australia), and the disaster that was the British Airways case. 

Registration is essential by Monday 8 April 2013, email

Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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