M&A Risk Is One of Many Reasons Why an Antitrust Audit Is Critical for Your Company’s Compliance Health

    View Author February 2016

    Companies involved in strategic M&A have a particular need to know how well an antitrust compliance program is working. Many companies—including sophisticated, multinational corporations—cannot answer this question, other than to note that they have not (yet) been sued or investigated by competition authorities for suspected antitrust violations. While most companies have an antitrust compliance policy in place that describes the antitrust laws and the types of conduct that can violate those laws, far fewer undertake employee training on antitrust compliance issues. Fewer still have deployed strategies to monitor employee adherence to company policies and detect improper conduct, such as through an antitrust audit.