Most Cartel Complaints Follow Leniency Apps, EU Says

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 5:48 PM EDT) -- More than 75 percent of the formal complaints the European Commission has brought against alleged cartel conspirators since 2006 have stemmed from tips provided by companies seeking leniency from the antitrust watchdog, the agency said Tuesday.

Since the European Union enforcer launched its leniency program in 2006, 33 of the 43 statements of objections issued in cartel cases have come from information provided by leniency applicants, the EC said in response to a question from a member of the bloc's legislature. The other 10 resulted either...
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