The German NCA publishes a new Leniency Program

Background On 15 March 2006 the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office, “FCO”) published a new notice on the immunity from and reduction of fines in cartel cases (“Leniency Programme”), which replaces the previous notice from 2000 (“Leniency Notice 2000”). The possibility to grant immunity or reduction from fines has become one of the most important tools in the FCO's efforts to fight hardcore cartels. With the new Leniency Programme, the FCO intends to build on the experience gained since the introduction of the Leniency Note 2000. The FCO also took into account the findings and recommendations of a working group that

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Daniel von Brevern, Anneke Schuchardt, The German NCA publishes a new Leniency Program, 7 March 2006, e-Competitions March 2006, Art. N° 557

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