South Africa Works Kinks Out Of Leniency Program

Law360, New York (October 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In the hopes of enticing cartel members to come forward, South Africa's Competition Commission has followed the lead of other major regulators worldwide and proposed steps to codify and fortify its policy offering leniency to companies that rat out co-conspirators.

With its new report, the commission admitted that its program, first published in February 2004, has been eyed with suspicion and uncertainty by lawyers and alleged cartel members concerned with spilling the beans about their illegal involvements. That, said the commission, is because thus far the...
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