The Air Cargo Cartel: Lessons for Compliance
Howard J. Bergman Consulting
D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida - Levin College of Law; George Washington University Law School Competition Law Center
September 29, 2014
ANTI-CARTEL ENFORCEMENT IN A CONTEMPORARY AGE - LENIENCY RELIGION (Caron Beaton-Wells, editor), Forthcoming
Cartel enforcement and leniency are issues of increased academic attention. Most of the academic work in this area focuses on scholarship regarding formal modeling of leniency, empirical work, and analyses of broader legal theories, analytical trends and specific decisions. Scholarship has not focused on how leniency works in practice to detect wrongdoing and how robust and effective compliance programs may be used as a tool to take advantage of leniency. This chapter fills in the gap by offering a case study of an effective compliance program that uncovered what was at the time the largest ever international cartel. To do so, the authors undertook interviews with the legal team of Lufthansa, the leniency applicant in the air cargo conspiracy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: compliance, cartels, leniency, antitrust, competition, collusion
JEL Classification: K21, L41, M14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 14, 2014 ; Last revised: September 30, 2014
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