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Global Antitrust Compliance

Roxane C. Busey, PLI Compliance Institute, May 2014

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The detection and prosecution of international cartels continues to be the highest priority of antitrust enforcers worldwide. As more and more jurisdictions increase the penalties for illegal cartels and as international cooperation among enforcers increases, the risks associated with antitrust violations also increase. One of the challenges, however, with respect to antitrust compliance is that antitrust compliance involves much more than just cartel activity. Nevertheless, because of the large civil and, in some cases, criminal fines and because of the uniform prohibition against cartel activity, most of the emphasis in antitrust compliance programs is on preventing and detecting cartel behavior.

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