In this issue:

Information exchanges between competitors have long challenged global competition authorities. Whether via trade associations or otherwise, such exchanges can be productive for consumers—enabling cost savings through collective know-how re improving products or production efficiency—or detrimental, hiding price-fixing or bid-rigging. And with data now a global product, such challenges will only increase in complexity. Starting with a case study of egregious competitive disregard, this colloquium looks at regulating such exchanges and, in particular, at the very real risks such exchanges pose for unwary companies. And in a special article, we join the debate that the USCC started by making antitrust fines officially a priority for 2015.


Information Exchange: Productive Cooperation or Harmful Collusion?

Jarod Bona, Nov 11, 2014

“But the Bridge Will Fall” is Not a Valid Defense to an Antitrust Lawsuit

An antitrust case is not the place to debate the merits of competition. Jarod Bona (Bona Law)

Pedro Callol, Nov 11, 2014

Information Exchanges and Competition Law: A Few Comparative Law Thoughts

Grey is most often the color of information exchanges. Pedro Callol (Callol Law)

Neha Georgie, Nov 11, 2014

Collusion Versus Collaboration: Getting It Right

In considering how collaboration differs from collusion, it is useful to think of form-based versus effects-based approaches. Neha Georgie

Mark Jephcott, Tom Kemp, Nov 11, 2014

Trade Associations in Asia: A Predictable Focus of the Authorities

Trade associations have been an enforcement focus of antitrust authorities in Asia, particularly in China, in recent years. Mark Jephcott & Tom Kemp (Herbert Smith Freehills)

Mark Katz, Nov 11, 2014

Trade and Professional Associations in Canada: An Update

What is needed, above all, is the commitment to make competition compliance a priority. Mark Katz (Davies Ward)

Of Special Interest

Kathryn Hellings, Daniel Shulak, Nov 11, 2014

Increasing Fines vs. Incentivizing Corporate Compliance: A Case for Compliance

A shift in focus—from the stick (the penalty) to the carrot (compliance incentives)—would ultimately reduce crime and protect U.S. consumers. Kathryn Hellings & Daniel E. Shulak (Hogan Lovells US LLP)