n Without Prejudice - When does a cartel end? : competition law
|Article Title||When does a cartel end? : competition law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Author||Stephen Langbridge and Ingrid Rogers|
|Publication Date||Jun 2014|
|Pages||15 - 16|
Determining precisely when an anti-competitive practice ends has critical implications for the firms involved. Infractions of long duration attract larger fines and damages claims, whereas proving that an infringement stopped before expiry of a defined prescription period may provide a complete 'time-bar' or prescription defence, allowing the respondent firm to get off scot-free.
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