The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Argentina; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; Bulgaria; Canada; China; Denmark; European Union; Finland; France; Germany; Hong Kong; India; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; Netherlands; Portugal; Singapore; Slovenia; South Korea; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; Ukraine; United Kingdom; USA; Vietnam
The set of questions relating to the topic of Cartel Regulation and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
What is the relevant legislation?
Which authority investigates cartel matters? Is there a separate prosecution authority? Are cartel matters adjudicated or determined by the enforcement agency, a separate tribunal or the courts?
Have there been any recent changes, or proposals for change, to the regime?
What is the substantive law on cartels in the jurisdiction?
To what extent are joint ventures and strategic alliances potentially subject to the cartel laws?
Does the law apply to individuals, corporations and other entities?
Does the regime apply to conduct that takes place outside the jurisdiction (including indirect sales into the jurisdiction)? If so, on what jurisdictional basis?
Is there an exemption or defence for conduct that only affects customers or other parties outside the jurisdiction?
Are there any industry-specific infringements? Are there any industry-specific defences or exemptions?
Is there a defence or exemption for state actions, government-approved activity or regulated conduct?
What are the typical steps in an investigation?
What investigative powers do
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