Press Release

Morgan Lewis 2020 Cartel Report: Select Jurisdictions See Increased Activity Despite Pandemic


LONDON and WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2021: Morgan Lewis has published its Global Cartel Enforcement Report 2020, a detailed analysis of key cartel enforcement activity by leading enforcement authorities around the world.

Produced by our leading antitrust and competition practice, the annual analysis highlights notable corporate and individual fines across industries and tracks emerging and continuing trends and key policy developments in the antitrust and competition space.

Among the report’s findings, cartel enforcement activity in 2020 increased in many jurisdictions despite the challenges of an unprecedented global pandemic. Corporate fines, for example, more than doubled in some jurisdictions compared with 2019. Other jurisdictions, however, saw a significant drop in cartel enforcement activity and fines.

Morgan Lewis’s team of antitrust lawyers includes a number of former high-level government enforcers with superior insights into enforcement agendas and practices around the world. Members have coordinated multijurisdictional cartel investigations and civil litigation and defended some of the world’s largest corporations in high-stakes treble damages class actions involving allegations of price-fixing and other cartel conduct. The team also assists clients in establishing compliance programs to prevent or detect potential cartel conduct that may result in substantial criminal liability. Learn more about the Morgan Lewis antitrust and competition practice.

Read the Global Cartel Enforcement Report 2020.