"Promoting the Value of the UK Paper & Board Merchant"
The NAPM supports:
Policy Statement on Competition Law
National Association of Paper Merchants (NAPM) is subject to all United
Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) competition law. It is the declared
policy of The NAPM to fully comply with all laws applicable to its
entire range of activities. This general policy includes strict
compliance with all UK and EU Competition Law.
As a significant trade association
Competition Law applies to all activities of The NAPM including its
Policy Group, Divisions and sub-committees together with any working
groups and sub-groups.
Activities potentially caught by competition law include the holding of meetings for both business and social purposes, representation at industry functions, the collection and dissemination of statistics, use of its website, the collection and distribution of other information related to the UK paper merchanting industry sector, discussing, recommending or agreeing certain courses of action.
Compliance with this policy is the responsibility of each and every
member company of The NAPM together with any person who acts on behalf
of The NAPM or who participates in NAPM activities.
In participating in an NAPM activity,
each member company and its representatives are required to:
The NAPM cannot prescribe how its member companies and their
representatives conduct themselves outside of NAPM activities, it does
however expect them to fully comply with competition law in all their
business dealings through the NAPM.
Members companies and their representatives must avoid any action, decision or agreement that might suggest in any way whatsoever that The NAPM is used as a vehicle to facilitate, or is a party to, any unlawful conduct under competition law.
Legal Advisor on Competition Law to the NAPM
Susan Singleton, Principal, Singletons Solicitors
Previously a solicitor in Slaughter and Mayís competition law department and at Bristows, set up Singletons, a niche competition law solicitorís firm in 1994. Vice President of the Competition Law Association.
is the author
of 30 law books including Introduction to Competition Law and The Competition
Act 1998. She is Editor of the looseleaf Comparative Law of Monopolies. Advises a wide
range of international clients including trade associations on competition law
and commercial law issues including competition damages cases and Competition
Commission and OFT/ European Commission investigations. She is also a frequent speaker at
conferences in the UK and abroad, speaking at about 50 events a year.
Ridge, South View Road, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 3YD
NOTE: The NAPM can give advice to members on all aspects of competition law and has other documentation readily available which may be of assistance in understanding the complex nature of all the current laws.