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2017 Mid-Year Global Cartel Enforcement Report

by Morgan Lewis on

Fines significantly down, several enforcement firsts and a strong pipeline of new, mainly domestic cartel cases around the world....more

EU Commission Exposes Automotive Lighting Cartel

by Bryan Cave on

On 21st June 2017 the European Commission announced that it had fined Automotive Lighting and Hella over €26 million for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of Article 101 of the Treaty for the...more

The EC New Alert Mechanism to Detect Cartels: A Teaser Before a European General Framework for Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing has been part of the U.S. legal tradition, if not since the resolution passed by the Continental Congress in 1778, at least since the adoption of the 1863 False Claims Act. With regard to the disclosure of...more

European Commission Launches Competition Law Anonymous Whistleblower Tool

by Jones Day on

The European Commission has introduced a new tool to encourage individuals to disclose anticompetitive conduct on an anonymous basis. Individuals are invited to supply inside knowledge to help the Commission uncover cartels...more

Cartel crackdown – £100,000 reward for whistleblowers

by Dentons on

The new “Cracking Down on Cartels” campaign is targeting businesses which agree to not compete with each other in order to keep prices high, thereby cheating their customers. The purpose of this is to ensure there is healthy...more

European Commission Launches New Cartel Reporting Tool, Member States Laud the Role of Whistleblowers

by McDermott Will & Emery on

European Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager made news when she announced that the European Commission had launched a new IT system enabling individuals to anonymously report cartel activity. In parallel, several...more

Leniency is Not Enough! The New Anonymous Whistleblower Tool

by Reed Smith on

If leniency was not enough, disgruntled employees and former colleagues will soon have the possibility to anonymously alert the Commission of the existence of secret cartels, without the benefit of immunity from fines that...more

Snitches get……massive cash rewards

by Bryan Cave on

On Monday 20 March 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced a campaign to encourage whistle-blowers to come forward and expose cartels. The campaign is going to target social media and key websites. ...more

EU antitrust enforcement 2.0 – European Commission raises concerns about algorithms and encourages individual whistleblowers

by Hogan Lovells on

The European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has emphasised two important developments for EU antitrust enforcement, which have emerged from technological advancements: The Commission is taking proactive...more

Hong Kong Competition Commission Consults on Draft Cartel Leniency Policy

On September 23, 2015, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the Commission) released a draft leniency policy for undertakings engaged in cartel conduct (the Policy) for public consultation. Feedback is invited by the...more

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2013, 6th Edition: Chapter 9: CANADA

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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

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