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„За“ и „против“ наказателната отговорност за антитръстови нарушения
Pros and Cons of Criminal Responsibility for Antitrust Violations

Author(s): Ralitsa Dimitrova
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Criminal Law
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the use of criminal law to deter antitrust violations. The main features of the regulatory regimes which are relevant to the use and limits of the criminal sanction as a means of achieving compliance are outlined. The article further analyses the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to deterring antitrust violations: corporate or individual liability, pecuniary sanctions or imprisonment. Attention is given to some practical issues, encountered by other jurisdictions which have already provided criminal responsibility for antitrust violations. The author concludes by suggesting that a serious debate on the introduction of criminal sanctions for the most serious antitrust violations should take place. Criminalisation should be accompanied by information campaigns in order to educate society about the evils of cartels and to raise its intolerance against antitrust violations.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 45-62
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bulgarian