Kathleen Beasley in Compliance Week: Antitrust Enforcement Goes Global


Multinationals that engage in anti-competitive behavior are playing a dangerous game. Not only are U.S. and European regulators cracking down with record fines this year, but authorities in other countries are entering the antitrust arena too.

Like many regulatory enforcement areas, Cartel-busting is going global. Antitrust enforcement activity is now increasing in some of the most desirable markets for overseas expansion, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Brazil, and Mexico, to name just a few...

“Antitrust enforcement efforts both in the U.S. and abroad have been steadily increasing,” says Kathleen Beasley, a litigation partner in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. “Now, U.S. companies not only need to be concerned about the penalties that could be assessed in the United States, but also in all these other jurisdictions that are anxious to enforce new laws—and have the ability to assess very significant penalties.”

Excerpted from Compliance Week, August 5, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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