CASE COMMENTS: PROCEDURES - LENIENCY - SETTLEMENT - ACCESS TO FILE

Leniency and settlement : The European Commission amends its procedural rules and limits access to corporate statements and the use of information obtained pursuant to the procedure in order to preserve the efficiency of the leniency and of settlement procedures

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Drawing on the lessons of recent judgements involving the production of documents resulting from proceedings for the implementation of a leniency programme in the context of national court proceedings (see Pfleidererjudgements, C-360/09 ; Donau Chemie, C-536/11) or European (see Commission v EnBW, C-365/12 P Akzo Nobel v. Commission, T-345/12, and Evonik Degussa v. Commission, T-341/12.) and following the adoption of Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on certain rules governing damages actions under national law for breach of the rules of competition law of the Member States and of the European Union (OJ

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Alexandre Lacresse, Leniency and settlement : The European Commission amends its procedural rules and limits access to corporate statements and the use of information obtained pursuant to the procedure in order to preserve the efficiency of the leniency and of settlement procedures, 3 August 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76345, pp. 172-174

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