Joint Bidding Arrangements With Competitors: Evaluating and Minimizing Antitrust Risks
Avoiding Bid Rigging Allegations and Violations Arising From Negotiations, Communications, and Information Exchanges With Competitors
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for antitrust practitioners on avoiding bid rigging allegations and violations in joint bidding arrangements for commercial contracts or proposals. The panelists will offer their insights and best practices for evaluating and minimizing antitrust risks in negotiations, communications, and information exchanges regarding joint bids in response to requests for proposals, letters of intent or commercial contracts.
- Joint bidding arrangements
- Characteristics of pro-competitive arrangements
- Characteristics of anti-competitive arrangements
- Big rigging
- Types of bid rigging schemes
- Red flags that indicate potential bid rigging
- Best practices to avoid bid rigging allegations and violations
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What types of joint bidding arrangements are considered pro-competitive? When do joint bidding arrangements cross the line to become anti-competitive?
- What conduct should companies engaged in joint bidding arrangements with competitors avoid to minimize the appearance of bid rigging?
- What ongoing safeguards should companies implement to identify and address potential antitrust violations with joint bidding arrangements?
Robert B. Bell
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Mr. Bell has wide experience securing antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions from both the DOJ and the... | Read More
Mr. Bell has wide experience securing antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions from both the DOJ and the FTC and in representing companies and individuals in criminal and civil antitrust matters. He also regularly counsels clients on matters involving antitrust litigation and provides antitrust counseling on issues ranging from competitor collaborations to vertical distribution arrangements.Close
William L. Monts, III
Whether they be class actions, government suits, or individual claims, Mr. Monts has handled virtually every kind of... | Read More
Whether they be class actions, government suits, or individual claims, Mr. Monts has handled virtually every kind of antitrust dispute — price fixing, market allocation, boycott, tying, price discrimination, and monopolization — for major international companies and domestic clients and associations in industries as diverse as automobiles, energy, healthcare, software, insurance, and the professions.Close