ALERT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE PRACTICE - PRELIMINARY RULING - LENIENCY - COOPERATION BETWEEN THE COMMISSION AND NCA - ECN - MODEL LENIENCY PROGRAMME

Leniency programme: Advocate General Wathelet invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to consider that the ECN model leniency programme is not mandatory for NCAs and that there is no legal link between a request for immunity to the Commission and similar secondary requests to NCAs (DHL/Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. CJEU, Advocate General, 10 September 2015, Case C-428/14 (DHL/Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) On 10 September 2015, Advocate General Melchior Wathelet delivered his Opinion in Case C-428/14 (DHL Express (Italy) Srl, DHL Global Forwarding (Italy) SpA v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato).. The present case, based on a reference for a preliminary ruling by the Italian Council of State, highlights the shortcomings of a European system which lacks a one-stop shop for receiving and processing leniency applications from undertakings but which provides an incentive, via soft law, for national competition authorities to

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Alain Ronzano, Leniency programme: Advocate General Wathelet invites the Court of Justice of the European Union to consider that the ECN model leniency programme is not mandatory for NCAs and that there is no legal link between a request for immunity to the Commission and similar secondary requests to NCAs (DHL/Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato), 10 September 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76676, www.concurrences.com

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