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Drawing the Line Between Collaboration and Collusion

Corporate Compliance Insights

21 May 2020

David Cross and Margaret Webb authored an article for Corporate Compliance Insights covering the gray area between legitimate collaboration and anticompetitive collusion, and the impact this is having on competitors who are cooperating to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Collaboration among businesses, including competitors, is critically important to help address the global pandemic,” the authors wrote. “Unfortunately, the manner in which exchanges of information between cooperating competitors is often presented in antitrust cases involving price-fixing allegations creates a strong disincentive for collaboration by too easily blurring the line between legitimate collaboration and anticompetitive collusion. This needs to change.”

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