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The Criminal Prosecution of Hardcore Cartels in the USA and the EU

The Criminal Prosecution of Hardcore Cartels in the USA and the...

By Raphael Reims1   The criminal prosecution of hardcore cartels, i.e. the fixing of prices, imposition of output restrictions or the allocation of sales territories or...
7-Vertical Mergers And Coordinated Effects: Implications For Merger Policy By Margaret C. Levenstein & Valerie Y. Suslow

Vertical Mergers and Coordinated Effects: Implications for Merger Policy

Vertical relationships can have coordinated effects with important implications for planned revisions of the U.S. Department of Justice merger guidelines. Despite increased efforts to...

Companies That Alerted The EU To Cartels Dodged $10B In Fines

Companies that alerted European authorities to cartels in the last 16 years dodged 10 billion euros ($9.97 billion) in potential fines, EU antitrust regulators said...
Cartels 2022 — Halfway There Update: Policy Shifts Labor and Trial Losses

Cartels 2022 — Halfway There Update: Policy Shifts, Labor and Trial...

By Ann O’Brien & Kayley Sullivan1   I. INTRODUCTION The first half of 2022 has been an exceptionally busy time for criminal antitrust enforcement and policy announcements....
Does a Drop in Cartel Decisions Highlight Shifting Patterns of Engagement Between Competition Agencies and Companies?

Cartel Corner | August 2022

By:  Justin P. Murphy, Paul M. Thompson, Han Cui, Alexandra Lewis & Reese Poncia (Antitrust Alert) Without question, 2022 has been a remarkably busy time for the US Department of...
Antitrust Chronicle - Cartels: Recent Developments

Antitrust Chronicle® – Cartels: Recent Developments

Dear Readers, Cartels are the quintessential antitrust offence. Though more fashionable (or at least more visible) concerns may dominate the headlines, cartelization remains the cardinal...
1-Antitrust Division Updates Enhancing Accessibility - Marvin Price Emma Burnham

Antitrust Division Updates: Enhancing Accessibility

In April of this year, the Antitrust Division announced changes to its Corporate Leniency Policy as well as updates to that policy’s FAQs. The...
2-CARTEL ENFORCEMENT AND CHALLENGES IN EUROPE - Chris Mayock

Cartel Enforcement and Challenges in Europe

The European Commission has in recent times adopted a number of decisions and imposed significant fines against cartels. The landscape of cartel enforcement is,...
3-DEVELOPING MORE VIGOROUS ANTI CARTEL ENFORCEMENT BY PROMOTING DETERRENCE by Joseph E. Harrington Jr.

Developing More Vigorous Anti-cartel Enforcement by Promoting Deterrence

In spite of the many successes in the fight against cartels, enforcement is likely to be suboptimal because competition authorities systematically underdeter cartel formation....
4-UK PUBLIC PROCUREMENT INCREASING RISKS FOR CARTEL-PARTICIPANTS Juliette Enser Georgina-Laverack Victoria Siguan-Cervera

UK Public Procurement – Increasing Risks for Cartel Participants

Risks are increasing for those involved in cartel activity in the UK and in particular bid-rigging in public procurement. The UK Government has recently...
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