Deferred prosecution agreements and effective compliance programs in the Antitrust world: The new married couple.

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Deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in the antitrust world have been a hot topic in the U.S. during the past two years. As a result of the new DOJ’s guidance on antitrust compliance programs and criminal investigations, we are starting to see an increased use of DPAs by the Antitrust Division. This article takes a close look at the ones made public so far.