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China's Export Policy Changes After U.S. Antitrust Case
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$300 Million Dairy Settlement Will Bring Reform, Lawyer Says
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) under the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know About the Safe Harbor and Limitations to Immunity
Martin Hahn on Food Labeling Lawsuits
What Every Exporter Needs to Know
Cross-Border M&A: Opportunities and Dealbreakers in Europe
Mike Koehler on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Reform
Edelman 5 Step Process for Evaluation of Third Parties
Whalen: Too Much Regulation Caused JP Morgan $2 Billion Loss
Wal-Mart Bribery Allegations: Initial Impressions
Let’s try and put this all in perspective. Last fiscal year, the Antitrust Division collected over $1 billion in criminal fines and sent a number of senior executives to prison. ...more
On April 12, 2013, the Department of Justice announced changes to the Antitrust Division’s carve out practices concerning negotiations with companies that plead guilty to criminal antitrust violations. These changes were...more
INDUSTRY SCORECARD - E-books: Macmillan has become the latest and final major e-book publisher to resolve price-fixing allegations by the DOJ Antitrust Division (the “Division”)...more
Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer in charge of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division recently announced changes to the division’s “carve-out practice” regarding corporate plea agreements. The changes aim to...more
In cases heard barely two weeks apart, Canada’s Competition Bureau obtained record-setting fines against two Japanese auto parts suppliers that pleaded guilty to bid-rigging charges. Although these significant penalties...more
The Antitrust Division has always had a special place in the Department of Justice. It is a world unto itself....more
On March 29, 2013, South Korea’s antitrust watchdog, the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office raided the office of POSCO ICT, a subsidiary of POSCO that manages the parent company’s IT network, as part of an ongoing investigation of...more
The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division warns that its wide-ranging probe into price fixing in the automotive industry is broader than previously announced.
On February 15, 2013, Scott Hammond, Deputy Assistant...more
Can price-fixing abroad be prosecuted criminally under the U.S. Sherman Act? The antitrust bar might well raise an eyebrow at the question. Since international cartels became a focus of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust...more
The Canadian government has announced a number changes to Canada’s Export Control List (ECL), which sets out the goods, services and technology subject to export and technology transfer controls that include permit and...more
On January 25, 2013, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench approved a $10.35 million penalty against Griffiths Energy International Inc. (Griffiths) for a violation of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act1 (CFPOA) in...more
Continued aggressive cartel enforcement in 2012 Authorities around the world continued to vigorously enforce cartel law in 2012. Total fines increased in many jurisdictions, and authorities around the...more
On February 5, 2013 Bill S-14, the Fighting Foreign Corruption Act was introduced in Canada’s Senate. It proposes the most significant amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) since it came into...more
The use of third party agents in international operations or business development, whether consultants, sales representatives, customs brokers, contractors or distributors, is often unavoidable. This may be because the...more
In This Issue:
- INDUSTRY SCORECARD -
Technology: An executive of AU Optronics Corp. (“AUO”) was convicted of price-fixing in the LCD flat screen markets in a re-trial. Steven Leung was involved in the sale of LCD...more
The latest Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) cartel enforcement action involves the institution of civil proceedings in the Federal Court in Adelaide against Japanese company Yazaki Corporation (Yazaki) as...more
This briefing identifies the types of practices and transactions in which domestic competition law might be relevant to doing business in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) in light of the new federal competition law set to...more
The end of the year was very tough for global banks. For months significant enforcement actions were expected in the ongoing LIBOR manipulation probe and anti-money laundering and sanctions violations probes....more
After a 3-week trial and less than 24 hours of deliberation, a federal jury in San Francisco convicted Mr. Stephen Leung of AUO of one felony count of price-fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act. He was charged...more
The holidays have come early for the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. The new fiscal year 2012 statistics for the Division’s accomplishments have been released. The statistics reveal that the Division’s criminal...more
1 The Legislative Framework of the Cartel Prohibition:
1.1 What is the legal basis and general nature of the cartel prohibition, e.g. is it civil and/or criminal?
The legal basis of cartel prohibition in Canada...more
Over the last year and a half, Canadian corporate culture has been undergoing significant change in response to new and vigorous enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) by the Royal Canadian...more
This Alert summarises two significant recent developments in UK cartel law.
The first development relates to the right of third parties to bring damages claims against the participants in a cartel, specifically the time...more
Several major actions taken against price-fixing cartels by China’s enforcement authorities in the last year have sent a clear message that this is not a temporary campaign. It is a new reality.
Acting to rid European Union markets of restrictive trade practices like seemingly endemic industrial cartels, the European Commission has long sought to employ an arsenal of weapons to deter violations of European...more
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