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Cooperation and Settlement Policy for Undertakings Engaged in Cartel Conduct

Cooperation and Settlement Policy for Undertakings Engaged in Cartel Conduct


Undertakings which do not benefit from leniency under the Commission’s Cartel Leniency Policy can opt to cooperate with the Commission’s investigation within the framework of this Cooperation and Settlement Policy for Undertakings Engaged in Cartel Conduct (Cooperation Policy). The Cooperation Policy sets out information relating to:
  • an overview and scope of the policy, including how to settle cases and apply for cooperation;
  • the benefits of cooperation, including cooperation discounts on the pecuniary penalty the Commission would otherwise recommend to the Competition Tribunal;
  • the availability of an additional “Leniency Plus” discount;
  • termination of the cooperation agreement; and
  • protection for confidentiality.