The OECD holds a roundtable on prosecuting cartels without direct evidence

Key documents: Executive Summary with key findings, Detailled Summary of the discussion, Background note Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegatesí written submissions and the Secretariatís background paper, several key points emerge: 1. Circumstantial evidence is employed in cartel cases in all countries. Competition law enforcement officials always strive to obtain direct evidence of agreement in prosecuting cartel cases, but sometimes it is not available. Cartel operators conceal their activities and usually they do not co-operate with an investigation of their conduct, unless they perceive that it is to their advantage to participate in a leniency programme. In this context, circumstantial evidence can be important. Almost

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  • OECD - Competition Division (Paris)

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on prosecuting cartels without direct evidence, 1 February 2006, e-Competitions February 2006, Art. N° 85705

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