More than 20 years after the adoption of the first European Commission Leniency Notice, the detection and sanctioning of cartels remains a key feature of the enforcement agenda of the European Commission and – the currently still 28 – European Union national competition authorities. Leniency programmes are a crucial tool in uncovering cartels, with a large majority of cartel decisions adopted by European competition authorities based on immunity and leniency applications. But for how long?
Read my colleagues’ – Johan Ysewyn and Jennifer Boudet – full article in this month’s Concurrences Bulletin http://www.concurrences.com/en/bulletin/special-issues/leniency/procedures/leniency-and-competition-law-an-overview-of-eu-and-national-case-law-72355, also attached for our Covington Competition Blog Subscribers here. Johan Ysewyn, Jennifer Boudet, Leniency and competition law: An overview of EU and national case law, 2 August 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 72355.