Spanish Antitrust Guidelines May Boost Leniency Filings

Law360, New York (May 9, 2013, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Spain's antitrust watchdog laid out proposed guidelines Wednesday outlining its leniency program for cartel cases, a move that doesn't address the agency's internal conflicts about when leniency is appropriate but that could still boost its enforcement efforts.

Since 2008, the country has offered companies the chance to win immunity or reduce fines by alerting the National Competition Commission, or CNC, to cartels. But until now, the agency had provided little formal guidance for those looking to take advantage of the leniency program.

The new proposal lays...
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