EU Antitrust Agencies Vow To Shield Leniency Docs

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- In the wake of a European Union court decision easing plaintiffs' efforts to access leniency documents, the bloc's national competition regulators decided Wednesday to strive to protect the materials companies turn over in order to protect antitrust enforcement.

The heads of the national antitrust authorities concluded that while private litigation can help enforcement and deter cartels, it was essential to make sure the incentive for companies to come forward under the leniency programs and escape antitrust fines wasn't jeopardized by the risk of incriminating materials being...
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