Analysis

Global Cartel Enforcement Down, But Not Out

Law360 (February 7, 2019, 10:17 PM EST) -- Global cartel enforcement has been bolstered by sprawling investigations into the auto parts and financial services industries for the past decade, with billions of dollars in fines levied, but as those cases wind down experts are seeing a dip in enforcement, for now anyway.

Fines levied against cartel perpetrators worldwide reached a high water mark in 2015 and 2016, when a handful of outsized penalties skewed the numbers upwards, and the totals have been coming down since. But experts say there's been no major policy shift or change in enforcers' focus to account for the drop off. Instead, a confluence of factors...

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