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.
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 …