Resisting the long arm of criminal antitrust laws: Norris v The United States

Peter Whelan

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This note analyses the judgment of the House of Lords in the case Norris v USA, and argues that its ruling on whether mere price-fixing can amount to a common law conspiracy to defraud will have a significant effect on both US and UK criminal anti-cartel enforcement. In particular, the potential negative impact of the judgment on the future viability of the UK Cartel Offence is highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-283
Number of pages12
JournalModern Law Review
Issue number2
Early online date20 Feb 2009
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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