9 June 2020 Paris
Sanctions against cartels vary greatly across jurisdictions, from monetary fines against firms and other legal persons, to criminal sanctions (including custodial sentences) against individuals. In the last years, an increased adoption of criminal enforcement regimes has been observed across jurisdictions, in particular against hard core cartels, although custodial sentences remain quite limited in most jurisdictions.
In June 2020, the OECD will hold a roundatble on criminal enforcement against cartels, including in the area of public procurement (bid rigging). It will examine different types of criminal sanctions imposed against firms and individuals. It will also explore the different approaches to investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, as well as the role of corporate and individual leniency programmes, whistle-blower legislation and corporate compliance programmes in facilitating the discovery and reporting of illegal conducts. Finally, it will look at how competition agencies co-operate with prosecution authorities in their own jurisdictions.
All related documentation will become available on this page.
Hon. James Donato Bio
Judge at the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Barbara Rosenberg Bio
Partner at Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, Brazil
Peter Whelan Bio
Professor of Law, University of Leeds, UK
Contributions from delegations
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