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 – full article in this month’s Concurrences Bulletin, also attached for our Covington Competition Blog Subscribers here. Johan Ysewyn, Leniency and competition law: An overview of EU and national case law, 2 August 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 72355.