Simonetta Ronco

Leniency programs and private enforcement: balancing of interests between «pentitismo concorrenziale» and entitled to antitrust damages

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Keywords: EC Directive 2014/104/EU; Cartels; Breach of Antitrust Provisions; Claims for Damages; Leniency Programs.

With EC Directive 2014/104 / EU the European Union has adopted a body of common rules of substantive and procedural, aimed in order to provide the guidelines to standardize the regulation of individual Member States concerning of claims for damages arising from a breach of antitrust provisions. The issue of compensation for damages from illicit antitrust though is intertwined with that of the protection of the position of companies as part of cartels, which have decided to cooperate with the Control Authority, by adhering to a leniency program. Although the usefulness of leniency programs will have already compared authoritative opinions, sometimes conflicting, it may perhaps be formulated yet some evaluative observation.

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