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Cartel Enforcement in the US and EU: Opportunities and Beartraps

May 10, 2022
Arnold & Porter Webinar

Cartel enforcement is changing in the US and EU. From atypical cartels to private damages actions, new risks are emerging. Please join us for a fireside chat as attorneys from our Washington DC, London and Brussels offices discuss the current state of cartel enforcement in these jurisdictions and share their experiences and practical takeaways.


New developments in cartel enforcement

  • Policy statements, enforcement actions and the impact of the pandemic
  • Rebalancing leniency and private enforcement risks: Updates to US leniency policy, proposed review of the EU leniency rules and experience with new detection tools
  • Atypical cartel conduct: Labor market restrictions, ESG-focused collusion

Strategy and practical implications

  • Future trends
  • Experience and practical takeaways in navigating the tensions between leniency collaboration and litigation risks
  • Dawn raid preparedness

Arnold & Porter Speakers

Niels Ersbøll | EU Partner, Antitrust. Niels, the head of the Brussels office, advises clients on EU competition law relating to merger control, cartels and restrictive practices, and abuse of dominance. His cartel work includes successfully acting for companies seeking leniency (immunity as well as fine reductions) before the EC, appearing before the EU General Court on appeal of EC decisions and advising on follow-on damage claims.

Andre Geverola | US Partner, Antitrust. Andre leads the firm's US cartel investigations practice. He was the first Director of Criminal Litigation in the DOJ's Antitrust Division, where he supervised all criminal litigation matters across the country and helped formulate critical policies and practices.

Jane Wessel | UK Partner, Antitrust. Jane's primary focus is competition litigation, where she has extensive experience handling competition damages litigation in the English High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal, and in the Amsterdam District Court. Many of her cases involve settlement agreements and leniency applications.

Alastair Brown | Senior Associate, Antitrust. Alastair focuses on antitrust and commercial damages litigation in various jurisdictions.

Elizabeth Porfido | Law Clerk, Antitrust. Elizabeth advises clients on complex civil antitrust litigation, government review of mergers and acquisitions, filing obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, related antitrust issues.*

Lukas Šimas | Associate, Antitrust. Lukas advises large corporations and individuals on all aspects of EU competition and antitrust laws and related EU regulatory matters.

*Practicing law in NY during the pendency of her application for admission to the NY Bar and under the supervision of lawyers of the firm who are members in good standing of the NY Bar.

Meet the Speakers

Niels Christian Ersbøll
Arnold & Porter
Andre Geverola
Arnold & Porter
Jane Wessel
Arnold & Porter
Alastair Brown
Arnold & Porter
Lukas Šimas
Senior Associate
Arnold & Porter