Leniency programmes, devised by competition authorities around the world, are designed to encourage members of secret cartels to disclose illegal activities. Failure to apply for leniency can result in civil and criminal sanctions, as Jatinder Sandhu reports
This article discusses the widespread adoption of leniency programmes by antitrust agencies around the world to root out cartel activity, which is generally seen as the most pernicious anti-competitive activity. As a consequence, companies seeking leniency may be compelled to report cartel activity in several jurisdictions, so as to maximise the benefit of applying for leniency in the most relevant jurisdiction.
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