OFT Dairy Price-Fixing Case Leaves Sour Taste for Cooperating Parties in Settlements

European Competition Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 11, pp. 14-16, 2010

Posted: 17 Jun 2011  

Andreas Stephan

University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Competition Policy

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The UK's Office of Fair Trading (OFT) was forced to scale down its investigation into dairy price fixing due to a lack of evidence, after most of the parties under investigation had agreed to settle their liability and pay fines. This paper discusses implications for cartel enforcement and the use of settlements.

Keywords: Antitrust, Cartels, Direct Settlement

Suggested Citation

Stephan, Andreas, OFT Dairy Price-Fixing Case Leaves Sour Taste for Cooperating Parties in Settlements (2010). European Competition Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 11, pp. 14-16, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1866262

Andreas Stephan (Contact Author)

University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Competition Policy ( email )

UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

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