On March 3, 2020, the American Bar Association (ABA) hosted a Q&A with two members of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF)—Mark Grundvig, the Assistant Chief of the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Criminal II section, and Markus Mills, Special Agent, Major Fraud Investigations Division, USPS Office of Inspector General.

During the course of the Q&A, Mr. Grundvig and Mr. Mills provided their perspective on the goals and progress of the PCSF.


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On Monday, September 11, Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, the US subsidiary of Thai Union Group, announced it blew the whistle on competitors in the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation of the packaged seafood industry. The “Chicken of the Sea” canned tuna manufacturer also said it received conditional leniency from DOJ in exchange for its cooperation.

by Philip Bentley QC, Philipp Werner and Christoph Voelk

In response to a request from the English High Court, which is currently reviewing a cartel damage claim, the European Commission has submitted an amicus curiae brief on the disclosure of leniency documents.  The Commission’s opinion is that national courts should not order the disclosure

by Philipp Werner and Lionel Lesur

A French court has added another layer of complexity to cartel cases in the European Union.  The Commercial Court in Paris has ordered the French competition authority to disclose documents relating to an antitrust investigation.  The order concerns non-confidential versions of written and oral statements gathered during the investigation.

by Martina Maier, Philipp Werner and David Henry

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling of 14 June 2011 followed a case that originated in Germany.  Pfleiderer, a firm in the wood industry, was considering a damages claim against members of a paper cartel.  It sought access to the cartel files held by the