Australia’s criminal-cartel offenses highlight the deterrence and the pitfalls of antitrust prosecutions

Introduction

Date: 31 August 2020. Duration: 11:52

As the first criminal-cartel prosecutions in over 100 years start to percolate through Australia’s legal system, MLex’s local team of reporters examines how the country’s competition watchdog has used the offenses to tackle anti-competitive agreements. In a new, in-depth special report, we examine the challenges faced by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, along with the defense strategies put forward by the accused companies and individuals. We also contemplate how similar legislation now adopted by New Zealand may mold the antitrust landscape in that country.

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