“From Collusion to Competition” – 19th Issue

Feb 25, 2015

CPI Cartel Column edited by Rosa Abrantes-Metz (Global Economics Group/NYU Stern School of Business)

Welcome to the February issue of our cartel column “From Collusion to Competition.” These have been very busy last few years on cartel matters for Competition Agencies around the world. Just two days ago we learned that major financial institutions are facing criminal investigations on gold, silver and other metals. One more of such already long list of investigations, likely not the last though…

Moving forward, it is therefore important for Authorities to strengthen their enforcement programs against cartels. The excellent article for this month by Emma Lindsay, Director of Criminal Enforcement, Cartels and Criminal Group, Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), describes the CMA’s enforcement anti-cartel program, including the steps the CMA is taking to enhance its enforcement capability.

I hope you enjoy the reading.

Next month we will be featuring an article by Donald Klawiter, Partner at Sheppard Mullin and myself on the role of empirical screening after Twombly.

Rosa M. Abrantes-Metz

Key features of cartel enforcement in the UK – what you need to know – Emma Lindsay, (Director of Criminal Enforcement, Cartels and Criminal Group, Competition and Markets Authority, United Kingdom)

In April 2014 the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) became the UK’s single integrated competition and consumer authority, taking over functions performed …

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