CASE COMMENT : PROCEDURE - PROCEDURE FOR LENIENCY

Procedure for leniency : The French Competition Council implements for the first time the procedure for leniency (France Portes)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Competition Council, Decision No. 06-D-09, April 11, 2006, Door Manufacturing Sector The leniency procedure aims to improve the effectiveness of the prosecution of anti-competitive cartel infringements by encouraging the parties to such cartels to denounce their practices. Inspired by the US model, the European Commission established a "leniency procedure" in a 1996 [1]notice, which it clarified when it published a new notice in 2002 [2]. The European leniency programme has been the subject of numerous applications and submissions. Eleven total exemptions and around 100 reductions of fines ranging from 10% to 90% were granted between 1996 and 2002. In

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Dominique Ferré, Procedure for leniency : The French Competition Council implements for the first time the procedure for leniency (France Portes), 11 April 2006, Concurrences N° 3-2006, Art. N° 27353, www.concurrences.com

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