CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES – APPLICATION FOR IMMUNITY – SUMMARY APPLICATION

Leniency: The Court of Justice of the European Union enshrines the autonomy of applications for immunity leniency before the European Commission and national competition authorities in the absence of harmonization (DHL Express et DHL Global Forwarding)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. At the heart of this preliminary ruling case was the question of the relationship between the European and national leniency programmes in the light of the instruments adopted within the European Competition Network (ECN). In the present case, the Italian referring court first of all wanted to know whether the national competition authorities (NCAs) are obliged to comply with the ECN Model Leniency Programme. Secondly, it intended to refer to the Court the question of the existence of a legal link between the immunity application which an undertaking submitted to the Commission and the summary application submitted to an NCA for the same cartel, as well

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Alexandre Lacresse, Leniency: The Court of Justice of the European Union enshrines the autonomy of applications for immunity leniency before the European Commission and national competition authorities in the absence of harmonization (DHL Express et DHL Global Forwarding), 20 January 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79524, pp. 170-171

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