27 October 2015
Antitrust lawyers in the US have focused a considerable amount of vitriol at the geography of cartel enforcement by the Department of Justice’s antitrust division: lawsuit after lawsuit against companies outside American borders, particularly in Asia. And, by and large, the numbers agree. Cartels based in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and elsewhere comprised a disproportionate amount of government-based cartel enforcement by the US since the true dawn of international enforcement in the 1990s. The trend continues today.