Enforcement of antitrust and competition laws in the United States and abroad is at an all time high. In the US, recent record-setting criminal fines and verdicts and settlements reaching nine figures have placed the spotlight on antitrust. In South America, those concerned with criminal antitrust enforcement activity are keeping an eye fixed on Brazil,* where antitrust authorities have been increasing enforcement of that country’s antitrust law over recent years. The EU compliance landscape continues to evolve and competition practitioners and in-house counsel around the world are watching as the European Commission’s new Commissioner for Competition defines his stance on a number of important issues. And in Asia, Hong Kong appears likely to soon join mainland China, India and Malaysia as jurisdictions with new or newly implemented competition laws.
As a result of this heightened level of competition enforcement globally, multinational organizations face multiple compliance concerns. Effective, practical compliance programs, regular risk assessments, and careful due diligence have become vital to protect against violations.
Join us for a 30-minute teleconference, on three consecutive days, focused on the importance of compliance in this changing global environment. Our presenters are experienced antitrust and competition practitioners and former senior in-house compliance specialists, who will discuss challenges and best practices for guiding multinational organizations with compliance within the evolving antitrust landscape across multiple compliance regimes.
Reports from the Regions: Europe
Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte
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*Observations about Brazilian law are by Tauil & Chequer Advogados. They are not intended to provide legal advice to any entity; any entity considering the possibility of a transaction must seek advice tailored to its particular circumstances.