The Challenge

A publicly listed Asian company with regional and global operations was named as a defendant in multiple criminal antitrust price-fixing cartel actions in the US, Canada, the European Union, Japan and Korea.

Our Approach

We assisted in the (i) selection of a team of international counsel (including conflict counsel for corporate officers), and (ii) preparation of the strategy, implementation plan and responses to investigations in a manner that bridged the cultural, linguistic, business and legal gaps to create an integrated process to obtain evidence and conduct interviews across Asia.

The Result

Our strategic cooperative leniency approach with regulators resulted in lowest fines and lightest incarcerations among all defendants across actions in the US, EU, Japan, Korea and Brazil.