Glossary of competition terms

This Glossary matches the list of keywords used by Concurrences search engine. Each keyword is automatically updated by the most recent EU and national case laws from the e-Competitions Bulletin and Concurrences Review. The definitions are excerpt from DG COMP’s Glossary of terms used in EU competition policy (© European Union, 2002) and the OECD’s Glossary of industrial organisation economics and competition law (© OECD, 1993).

Leniency (programme)

General term for the total or partial reduction of fines applied to firms that co-operate with antitrust authorities in cartel investigations. The current leniency programme of the Commission is the 2006 Notice on immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases, as amended in 2015. © European Commission

See Commission Notice on Immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases, Official Journal C 298, 8.12.2006, p. 17
Amendments to the Commission Notice on Immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases, Official Journal C 256, 5.8.2015, p.1

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