Advocate General Szpunar renders an opinion on publication of information about the functioning of an illegal cartel acquired via leniency statements (Evonik Degussa)

Presenting public knowledge: Leniency programmes and cartels* By his opinion of 21 July 2016 in Case C-162/15 P, Evonik Degussa, Advocate General (AG) Maciej Szpunar of the EU Court of Justice confirmed that information on the functioning of a clandestine cartel, even when it originates from the leniency statements, is not protected from publication in non-confidential versions of decisions by the European Commission (Commission). The opinion gives clear guidance on the alleged conflict between the protection of the rights of leniency applicants on the one hand and on the other hand the right of access to information of the public in general and persons potentially harmed by the reported anticompetitive conduct in particular. This guidance is not only relevant for the future

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Vasil Savov, Till Schreiber, Advocate General Szpunar renders an opinion on publication of information about the functioning of an illegal cartel acquired via leniency statements (Evonik Degussa), 21 juillet 2016, e-Competitions July 2016, Art. N° 81206

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