The deterrent effect of antitrust sanctions: Evidence from Switzerland

Huschelrath, Kai; Leheyda, Nina; Beschorner, Patrick
June 2011
Antitrust Bulletin;Summer2011, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p427
Academic Journal
The article examines the efficacy of antitrust sanctions as deterrents through an analysis of the effectiveness of the Swiss Cartel Act. Information was gathered through a survey of Swiss antitrust lawyers. The authors conclude that the 2004 revisions to the Act generally improved deterrence measures. They also investigate corporate firms' adoption of competition law compliance programs (CLCP) to determine effectiveness.


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