Cartel enforcement and investigations continue to grow in intensity globally. Recent developments show that countries are serious in their campaign for fair competition and trade regulation. U.S. cartel investigations continue into global industries such as electronics, financial products, pharmaceuticals, and transportation. The European Union has also imposed large fines last year with more than $1billion in case fines. Industries in the U.S. continue to face class actions alleging cartel behavior even where government enforcers have not acted.
With the stricter implementation and anticipation this year, companies around the globe should revisit and review their compliance programs to better prevent and mitigate regulatory risks. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of cartel investigations and criminal litigation in 2017. In this LIVE webcast, speakers will help companies understand the important aspects of this significant topic and will offer insights on how to effectively comply with existing laws, thus preventing risks of violations.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- EU and US Competition Policies – Comparison
- Cartel Investigations and Criminal Litigations in 2017
- Notable Developments in Cartel Investigations Around the Globe
- Recent Developments and Enforcement Actions
- 2018 Outlook