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Cartels: Deterrence, Leniency and Criminalisation

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Publication date2009
Host publicationCompetition Law and Policy in the EC and UK
EditorsBarry Rodger, Angus MacCulloch
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge Cavendish
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)978020392658
ISBN (Print)978041545848, 978041545847
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Cartels are generally recognised as the most serious violation of competition law. The Chapter, new to the 4th ed of the Text, explains the nature of cartels and their historical importance to European industry, before going on to explain the increasingly hostile attitude of competition law enforcement authorities and the tools used to detect and punish cartel activity.