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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility by Joint Agreement

By Maarten Pieter Schinkel & Leonard Treuren (University of Amsterdam) Industry-wide voluntary agreements are touted as a means for corporations to take more corporate social...
Buyer Cartels Defining Appropriate Competition Policy

Buyer Cartels: Defining Appropriate Competition Policy

Buyer power issues are of increasing concern for competition law and policy. This includes buyer cartels. It is important to distinguish cartels from legitimate...
The NCAA Cartel in Sheepskin Clothing

The NCAA: A Cartel in Sheepskin Clothing

In spite of enjoying substantial commercial success, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) continues to limit the compensation of student-athletes through collusive monopsonistic restraints....
Buyer Cartel Doctrine Lessons From Labor Antitrust

Buyer Cartel Doctrine: Lessons From Labor Antitrust

While there is general agreement that buyer collusion can be as anticompetitive (and illegal) as seller collusion, the sparse caselaw on buyer cartels leaves...
Law

Austria Fines Seven Companies In Construction Cartel

The Austrian Federal Competition Authority (AFCA) filed another application with the Cartel Court to impose fines on seven companies from an Austrian construction group...
Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs’ EU Cartel Fine Stands

US investment bank Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 27, lost its fight against an EU cartel fine handed down to its former Italian subsidiary...
Green Antitrust Sustainability

Green Antitrust: Friendly Fire in the Fight against Climate Change

By Maarten Pieter Schinkel & Leonard Treuren (University of Amsterdam) The green antitrust movement aims to increase sustainability efforts by relaxing competition. Yet the economic...
Australia

Australia Fines Pharmaceutical On Criminal Cartel Charges

Alkaloids of Australia and its former export manager, Christopher Kenneth Joyce, have each been charged with 33 criminal cartel offences, contrary to the Competition...
Lithuania

Lithuania Fines Cinemas For Cartel Behavior

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the film distributor Theatrical Film Distribution and the firms NCG Distribution and Forum Cinemas, which...
Cans

EU Targets Conserve Italia For Cartel Activity In Canned Goods

Food company Conserve Italia has run a cartel to distort competition in canned vegetables in the European Union, breaking EU antitrust rules, the European...
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