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The EU’s Draft Horizontal Guidelines: Chilling Innovation on Sustainability?

The EU’s Draft Horizontal Guidelines: Chilling Innovation on Sustainability?

By Jay Modrall1   In response to demand from customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders, as well as new legal requirements, businesses face huge pressure...
Lodge: Old and New Questions About the Analysis of Cartels in New Zealand

Lodge: Old and New Questions About the Analysis of Cartels in...

By Dr Mark Berry1   I. Introduction Cartel cases under Part 2 of the Commerce Act 1986 (NZ) (“the Act”)2 have, not surprisingly, dominated the restrictive trade...
Does a Drop in Cartel Decisions Highlight Shifting Patterns of Engagement Between Competition Agencies and Companies?

Does a Drop in Cartel Decisions Highlight Shifting Patterns of Engagement...

By Wouter Meester and Daniel Westrik1   The withdrawal of a cartel case brought against Citigroup and Deutsche Bank in last February came as a surprise...
Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Identifying the Bottom Line: What Guides the Imposition of Antitrust Penalties...

By Anisha Chand & Alisha Mehra1   With the ebbing of the pandemic’s second wave, the Indian competition authority (Competition Commission of India (“CCI”)) is back...
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The Morality of Cartel Activity

By Andreas Stephan (University of East Anglia) This chapter examines the extent to which cartel activity is morally wrongful and the resultant implications for cartel...
Antitrust Chronicle Buyer Cartels

Antitrust Chronicle – Buyer Cartels

Dear Readers, The cardinal sin under antitrust rules is a conspiracy to fix prices. Competition legislation throughout the world therefore universally sets out, as its...
Buyers’ Cartels Prevalence and Undercharges

Buyers’ Cartels: Prevalence and Undercharges

This article supplements information on 24 U.S. domestic buyers’ cartels cited in a 2010 book by Blair & Harrison by assembling and analyzing a...
Criminal Prosecution of Buyer Cartels

Where Have We Been, and Where Are We Going? The Criminal...

The announcement in October 2016 that the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice intended “to criminally investigate naked no-poaching or wage-fixing agreements,”...
Recent EU Developments in Buyer-Side Cartels

Recent EU Developments in Buyer-Side Cartels

Recent Commission decisions and judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning purchasing cartels offer insights as to how the Commission...
European Competition Law Purchasing Alliances

European Competition Law Scrutiny of Purchasing Alliances

It seems undeniable that within the EU interest is growing in purchasing alliances and particularly in the grocery retail sector. However, care must be...
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