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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law of Cartels 2nd ed isbn 9781846612763

Law of Cartels

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ISBN13: 9780853088202
ISBN: 0853088209
New Edition ISBN: 9781846612763
Published: November 2003
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The law relating to cartels has been radically changed by the Enterprise Act 2002, which came into force on 20 June 2003. Cartel participation has been criminalised and directors involved in cartels can now be disqualified for periods of up to 15 years. At the EC level, record levels of fines are being imposed on cartelists. It is increasingly evident that the detection and punishment of price-fixing, market-sharing and collusive tendering is the number one priority for both the EC and UK competition authorities. Law of Cartels is solely dedicated to this important area of competition law. It clearly sets out the legal principles governing cartels and the consequences of cartel-like behaviour. It also offers practical advice for both lawyers advising companies and company directors, such as guidance on dealing with cartel investigations by the competition authorities; guidance on implementing compliance programmes to reduce the risk of cartel activity taking place; and guidance on the options open to companies accused of being involved in cartels. With a foreword by Sir Christopher Bellamy, President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal

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Competition Law
Introduction The Legislative and Institutional Framework in the EU and UK The Civil Infringement Investigations of Cartels Fines and Directors' Disqualification Leniency Appeals UK Criminal Cartel Offence Criminalisation of Cartels in Other Jurisdictions Global Cartels and Anti-Cartel Enforcement Agencies Dawn Raids Compliance Regimes