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Cartel Settlements: An overview of EU and national case law

I. An Overview In less than ten years since the introduction of the EU settlement procedure [1], the European Commission ("Commission") has successfully settled 21 cartel cases of varying degrees of complexity and with different unique features. The Commission's settlement practice has evolved to a point where it has significant experience in the pragmatic resolution of cartel cases: 21 out of 35 cases decided since 2010 are settlement cases, whilst 8 out of 10 cases settled in 2014, and 2 out of 5 cases settled in 2015. The Commission settlements concluded to date cover a wide range of conduct (including price coordination, market sharing and information exchange). Each settlement discussion has involved between 2 and 13 parties, not all of whom applied for leniency or eventually

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Agapi Patsa, James Robinson, Mara Ghiorghies, Kurt Haegeman, Cartel Settlements : An overview of EU and national case law, 21 septembre 2016, e-Competitions Cartel settlements, Art. N° 81310

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