The Impact Of Pfleiderer Across The EU

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- The investigation and prosecution of cartel activity is one of the European Commission’s most important activities. One of the commission’s most formidable weapons in its fight against cartels is its immunity and leniency policy.[1] This program offers cartel participants full immunity from or a significant reduction in fines in exchange for information on the cartel and cooperation with the ensuing investigation.

While the commission’s immunity and leniency policy has been very successful in rooting out and punishing cartels,[2] it does not compensate the victims of the...
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