In the past two decades, anti-cartel enforcement has progressed rapidly and extraordinarily across the globe. In the United States, effective anti-cartel enforcement began about a century ago, regulating purely domestic cartels. It was only until the late 1980s when the US started imposing criminal fines on international cartels. In 1990, the United States and the European Union dominated the business of charging fines on international cartels. In the years that followed, the Rest of the World (ROW) antitrust authorities, including those in Africa, Asia and Latin America, have bolstered the number of cartel decisions and the amount of their fines. However in 2015, the total global cartel fines fell while fines in the US surged. The decline was seen most notably in the EU and Brazil. The table seems to turn when fines in the US declined in mid-2016 while EU's fine figures are expected to rebound substantially this year. Recent studies suggest several reasons for this shift. Whatever the reasons may be, businesses in the US and around the globe should keep themselves abreast of anti-cartel enforcement trends if they aim to avoid unwanted pitfalls.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of Anti-Cartel enforcement in the global environment. Speakers will look into recent enforcement trends in the US, CA and EU. This LIVE Webcast aims to help you avoid common pitfalls and risk issues brought by international antitrust laws and regulations.
Key topics include:
- Revisiting Antitrust Laws across the Globe
- Multijurisdictional Antitrust Enforcement and Litigation
- Recent Trends
- Challenges and Considerations
- Penalty Mechanisms
- Economic Implications
- FTAIA: US Antitrust Law to Foreign Jurisdictions
- Key Case Laws and Other Developments
- Best Practices on Policy Compliance
Cooley partner Beatriz Mejia will speak at this event.
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