Competition Law (UK)
Businesses that offer goods and services to consumers are prohibited from engaging in conduct that lessens competition. Actions that are considered anti-competitive are regulated under several legal provisions by the Competition and Markets Authority.
This course explores the types of misleading conduct and restrictive trade practices that are prohibited by law, including cartel behaviour, abuse of dominant position, and mergers. This course also covers the powers of the CMA, the consequences of breaching competition law and how businesses can meet their legal obligations to compete fairly.
Covered in this course:
- How fair competition and anti-competitive practices affect markets and consumers
- UK competition laws that prohibit anti-competitive business behaviour
- Role and responsibilities of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
- Cartel behaviour, unfair mergers and abuse of dominant position
- Preventing and avoiding anti-competitive conduct
- Consequences and penalties of breaching UK competition law
- How the CMA and courts handle whistleblowers on anti-competitive behaviours