Leniency waiver templates and explanatory note (2014)

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The Leniency waiver templates are expected to be of great use for both competition agencies and leniency applicants in international cartel investigations. They aim to enable more effective cooperation from both the competition agencies’ and leniency applicants’ perspective, leading to better coordination of investigatory measures and potentially expediting the review and decision making process.

Procedural waiver of confidentiality in cartel investigations

Procedural waivers allow competition agencies to coordinate on the procedural aspects of a cartel investigation.

Full waiver of confidentiality in cartel investigations

Full waivers allow competition agencies, in addition, to exchange substantive information on the submissions made by a leniency applicant.

Waivers of Confidentiality in Cartel Investigations – Explanatory Note

The explanatory note complements the respective Waiver Templates. This explanatory note provides certain guidance as to the use and usefulness of the waivers.

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