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 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, Leniency and competition law: An overview of EU and national case law, 2 August 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 72355.

 

 

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Siobhan L.M. Kahmann has extensive experience advising on a range of competition issues, including cartel investigations and leniency applications, complex vertical distribution issues, European and multi-jurisdictional merger control filings, abuse of dominance claims, and competition compliance. Her practise includes providing wide-ranging and detailed…

Siobhan L.M. Kahmann has extensive experience advising on a range of competition issues, including cartel investigations and leniency applications, complex vertical distribution issues, European and multi-jurisdictional merger control filings, abuse of dominance claims, and competition compliance. Her practise includes providing wide-ranging and detailed advice on digital platforms and e-commerce in a competition context.