The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of Cartels laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about legislation, conduct of cartel investigations, leniency, settlement, inter-agency cooperation, sanctions, private actions, the appeal process and practitioner points specific to that jurisdiction.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by William Turtle of Slaughter and May.

2nd Edition | Published: April 2020

Hot Topic: Amnesty and Its Punishments: ACPERA and the Future of U.S. Antitrust Cartel Enforcement

Introduction There is a tension at the heart of modern U.S. cartel enforcement.  On one hand is the engine that has been driving most criminal and civil cartel enforcement since the mid-1990s — the Department of Justice’s corporate leniency or “amnesty” program.1  The modern leniency program offers a relatively2 simple bargain to the first intrepid cartelist …

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