Compliance Complexities

Compliance Complexities

In this issue: Compliance has been hot lately. Recent debates concern compliance monitors (see Apple eBooks); the disparity in consideration sister agencies may give to compliance programs, (yes for corruption, no for cartel involvement?); differences among global authorities; even how to design an adequate compliance program—are screens applicable? While debate is ongoing, the trend is definitely towards encouraging […]

The Need for Compliance & Ethics in Latin America

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Javier Tapia, Jun 30, 2015 A breath of fresh air is coming to Latin America competition law and policy. Compliance seems to be booming—at last! In 2015 alone there have been at least three international conferences, held in different countries, with long sections […]

Enforcers’ Consideration of Compliance Programs in Europe: A Long and Winding—but Increasingly Interesting—Road

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, David Harrison, Jens Peter Schmidt, Jun 30, 2015 It is, by now, established practice for companies throughout Europe to have in place a range of compliance programs designed to ensure that, so far as is possible, the company and its employees […]

Antitrust v. Anti-Corruption Policy Approaches to Compliance: Why Such A Gap?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Florence Thepot, Jun 30, 2015 One of the striking differences between competition law and anti-corruption is the manner in which agencies take into account the compliance efforts of companies in the context of their investigations. The European Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice […]

Antitrust Compliance 2.0: The Use of Structural Analysis and Empirical Screens to Detect Collusion and Corruption in Bidding Procurement Processes

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Elizabeth Prewitt, Jun 30, 2015 Collusion among bidders is a recurring problem in both public and private procurements. This is evident from recent U.S. enforcement actions and those of other jurisdictions across the globe targeting bid-rigging cartels and resulting in substantial […]

Antitrust Snoops on the Loose

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Keith Hylton, Jun 30, 2015 Compliance monitors have become a popular item on the wish lists of antitrust plaintiffs and prosecutors. However, the appointment of such a monitor is beyond the statutory authority of judges in antitrust cases, and unsupportable on the basis […]

Why You Should Love Your Antitrust Compliance Monitor

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Theodore Banks, Jun 30, 2015 Compliance monitors in antitrust cases are not as common as in other areas of enforcement, but the subject has received attention recently due to the controversy surrounding the judicially appointed monitor in the Apple eBooks pricing case. Much […]

Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Compliance and ethics programs are the way organizations take management steps to prevent and detect illegal and unethical conduct. They can be more or less rigorous and effective, depending on the level of commitment. Historically it has been […]