The Criminal Law of Competition in the UK and in the US

Failure and Success

Mark Furse, Professor of Competition Law and Policy, University of Glasgow, UK

This invigorating work details the policy arguments behind the introduction of the law, and examines – through consideration of the successful prosecutions in the US – the extent to which the law in practice may be considered to have succeeded or failed in the UK. The role of the US as global antitrust policeman is also considered. The book concludes with a consideration of the difficulties facing the UK in choosing to pursue a criminal route within the current civil framework.

‘. . . this book will, no doubt, become a valued acquisition in the libraries of competition lawyers on both sides of the Atlantic.’
– Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, The Barrister Magazine

‘. . . My overall impression of this book is that it is an excellent, well-researched overview of some of the most pertinent issues with antitrust criminalisation and of the operation of the criminal antitrust regimes in Ireland, the UK and the US. It provides fascinating insights into the practical workings of these regimes and, for the UK regime in particular, presents a detailed critical analysis of its failings to date. The thesis pursued by this monograph in its consideration of four different research questions is interesting, current, sophisticated and relevant. This monograph is essential reading for all those interested in antitrust criminalisation.’
– Peter Whelan, European Competition Journal

‘Mark Furse’s specialist subject is competition law and this monologue is a refreshing tour of the subject matter.’
– The Criminal Lawyer

2012 256 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 430 7 £76.50 £85.00 $110.70 $123.00

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