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Cartel Regulation 2011 Global Overview

February 17, 2011

By KIRBY D. BEHRE, MICHAEL P.A. COHEN, & KRISTEN WARDEN

The number of countries across the globe that actively pursue cartel enforcement continues to increase, and more countries are imposing significant fines on corporations and creating criminal enforcement programmes. In 2010, massive fines were imposed in three crossborder price-fixing investigations involving TFT-LCD, international air cargo and refrigerator compressors.

In this overview, the authors discuss the global trend towards criminalizing cartel behavior.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through - Cartel Regulation 2011, (published in 2011; contributing editor: Martin Low QC). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com