An Italian administrative court upholds the Competition Authority granting of full immunity and fine reductions to participants in the cosmetic and health care products cartel under the leniency programme (Reckitt Benckiser)

On appeal on the Cartel of large retailers for cosmetics and health care products decision of the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) the Regional Administrative Tribunal of Latium (Tar Latium) examined full immunity and fine reductions granted to a number of cartelists pursuant to the ICA Resolution on Leniency n. 16472/2007 [1].By the following judgment,Reckitt Benckiser Holdings (Italia) v AGCM [2], the Tar Latium found that the ICA correctly assessed the reliability of statements and supporting documents supplied by the leniency applicants. Accordingly, it rejected the appeal. The ICA decision By the decision made in the Cartel of large retailers for cosmetics and health care productscase in December 2010 the ICA condemned 15 producers of cosmetic and health care products for

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Michele Giannino, An Italian administrative court upholds the Competition Authority granting of full immunity and fine reductions to participants in the cosmetic and health care products cartel under the leniency programme (Reckitt Benckiser), 17 November 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2011, Art. N° 40928

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