Antitrust enforcers remained active in 2017, pursuing both new and long-developed investigations. However, total fines obtained by the US Department of Justice declined from recent years, as the automotive parts and foreign exchange investigations continued to wind down. Enforcement agencies in Europe saw a number of significant antitrust cartel investigations as 2018 began, related to air freight, rechargeable batteries, trucks and optical disk drives.
McDermott’s Cartel Snapshot presents the latest information about active antitrust investigations to inform defense representatives, in-house counsel and agency regulators of the latest compliance risks and private actions. Our highly rated team of competition lawyers has selected the most relevant US and EU cartel matters to support risk management assessments for international cartel defense and to provide insights for legal and business planning.