The OECD holds a roundtable on leniency for subsequent applicants

Executive summary, by the Secretariat From the background paper, the country contributions and the discussion at the roundtable on leniency for subsequent applicants, the following points emerge: (1) Competition authorities widely rely on leniency policies to detect, investigate and prosecute hard-core cartels. Jurisdictions that operate leniency programmes recognize the benefits of rewarding not only the first-in applicant who denounces the cartel but also subsequent applicants who provide useful corroboration or new evidence. Subsequent applicants can often supply essential co-operation for the successful prosecution of the full extent of a cartel and offer a cost- efficient way for gathering evidence. Leniency programmes have proven very successful for competition authorities in

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OECD Competition Division, The OECD holds a roundtable on leniency for subsequent applicants, 1 October 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin Leniency, Art. N° 85604

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