Criminal Antitrust Enforcement 2013 (Mid-Year): The calm before the storm?
27 June 2013
Worldwide antitrust penalties topped USD5bn in 2012, making it a tough act to follow for global regulators. Halfway through this year, the 2013 global enforcement statistics seem a long way from reaching last year’s staggering figures, with fines from prominent enforcement regimes totaling only about USD67m. It is, however, premature to draw any firm conclusions on 2013 enforcement, as 2012 began with a deceivingly slow start in some key jurisdictions before exploding towards the end of the year.