No safe havens anymore - the global spread of competition enforcement
In recent times, much attention has focused on the significant increase in financial services regulation and anti-bribery law. At the same time, a more steady – some would say relentless – growth story has been the continuing trend towards far more sophisticated competition law enforcement around the world. While agencies in countries with more developed competition regimes are turning to new economic techniques and ever more onerous information demands are becoming the norm, agencies with newer regimes are fast becoming aggressive enforcers. The blank spaces on the map of global competition law enforcement are rapidly being coloured in as countries such as China and India apply their laws in complex cases.
Freshfields’ Alex Potter charts the rapid spread of aggressive competition enforcement around the world
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