Cartels

Truck cartelists battle claimants over “essential” facts

Follow-on claimants have argued that almost all of the European Commission’s factual findings in its trucks decision are binding on national courts, while defendant truck makers have warned against “elevating” such facts to legal conclusions.

Truck cartelists dispute binding nature of EU decisions

Claimants accuse truck cartelists of undermining EU settlements

ECJ partially annulls ABB power cables ruling

Co-conspirator evidence helped DOJ convict tuna exec

Criminal antitrust trials are never easy, but the extent of conspirator evidence against the former chief executive of Bumble Bee helped the Department of Justice to secure a conviction, cartel experts have said. 

Antitrust observers raise doubts about Warren proposal

Lawyers and economists who worked at the federal antitrust agencies during Republican administrations have been scathing toward Senator Elizabeth Warren’s draft antitrust legislation, while experts on the left also disagree with some aspects of the bill.

When robots collude

Today, cartelists are less likely to meet in a smoke-filled room than in a chat room. Is the next step for them to avoid meeting at all? Charley Connor explores how artificial intelligence could enable companies to avoid both antitrust liability and competition.

Leniency unsuccessful in Kenya, says authority head

Kenya’s leniency regime is ineffective because companies distrust government bodies and are reluctant to “snitch”, the head of its antitrust authority has said.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.


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