ALERT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - LENIENCY - APPLICATION FOR IMMUNITY - ECN - PRELIMINARY RULING

Leniency: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that there is no legal link between the application for immunity submitted to the Commission and the summary application submitted to the national competition authorities and that national authorities are not required to assess the summary application in the light of the application for immunity or even to contact the Commission in relation to the existence of the possible existence of such an application (DHL)

Le 20 janvier 2015, la Cour de justice de l'Union a rendu un arrêt dans l'affaire C-428/14 (DHL Express (Italy) Srl, DHL Global Forwarding (Italy) SpA contre Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato). La présente affaire, reposant sur une demande de décision préjudicielle posée par le Conseil d’État italien, met en lumière les imperfections d'un système européen dénué de guichet unique destiné à recevoir et à traiter les demandes de clémence des entreprises, mais incitant, via la soft law, les autorités nationales de concurrence à se doter d'un programme national de clémence établie sur le fondement d'un mécanisme élaboré au sein du REC dans un programme-modèle. Au cas d'espèce, DHL, filiale de Deutsche Post AG, a présenté le 5 juin 2007 une demande de marqueur d’immunité à la Commission européenne

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Alain Ronzano, Leniency: The Court of Justice of the European Union rules that there is no legal link between the application for immunity submitted to the Commission and the summary application submitted to the national competition authorities and that national authorities are not required to assess the summary application in the light of the application for immunity or even to contact the Commission in relation to the existence of the possible existence of such an application (DHL), 20 January 2016, Concurrences Review N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79633, www.concurrences.com

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