Anti-Cartel Enforcement in a Contemporary Age

Leniency Religion

Edited by: Caron Beaton-Wells, Christopher Tran

Leniency policies are seen as a revolution in contemporary anti-cartel law enforcement. Unique to competition law, these policies are regarded as essential to detecting, punishing, and deterring business collusion; conduct that subverts competition at national and global levels. Featuring contributions from leading scholars, practitioners, and enforcers from around the world, this book is a critique of the almost universal adoption and zealous defense of leniency by competition authorities. The book charts the origins of and impetuses for the leniency movement, while capturing key insights from academic research and practical experience relating to the operation and effectiveness of leniency policies. It examines leniency from the perspectives of corporate and individual applicants, advisers, and authorities. It also explores the debates surrounding the intersections between leniency and other crucial elements of the enforcement system, such as compensation, compliance, and criminalization. The rich analysis draws on the disciplines of law, regulation, economics, criminology. and political science. It makes a substantial and distinctive contribution to the literature on a topic that is highly significant to a wide range of actors in the field of competition law and business regulation generally. *** "...fundamental questions are raised and thoroughly discussed in this book which is undoubtedly the most comprehensive scholarly work on leniency policies produced so far...[the] book should be required reading for all seeking to acquire a deeper insight into the issues related to leniency policy. It is a priceless contribution..." - From the Foreword by Professor Frederic Jenny (Series: Hart Studies in Competition Law, Vol. 10) [Subject: Competition Law, Business Law, Economics, Criminal Law]

Publication Date: 11/5/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849466905