Huge Antitrust Fines Reflect Regulators' Bold Stance

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 7:44 PM EST) -- A look at the top 10 fines levied on each side of the Atlantic in the past year reveals the increasingly aggressive enforcement stance of regulators.

“I see a very high level of activity both in Europe and here. This has been an ongoing trend for some years,” noted Gary Halling, a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

The top antitrust fines issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2009 stem largely from the Antitrust Division wrapping up two sweeping criminal probes, one...
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