Leniency Materials

Country/Organization + Link(s) to Leniency Program Materials

International Competition Network

Anti Cartel Enforcement Manual: Drafting and Implementing an Effective Leniency Policy

Albania

Regulation on Fines and Leniency

Argentina

Leniency Bill (Spanish)

Australia

ACCC immunity and cooperation policy for cartel conduct

ACCC immunity & cooperation policy: frequently asked questions

Report a cartel / apply for immunity

The Marker – a film about cartel activity and its consequences

Austria

Handbook of the Federal Competition Authority (German)

Handbook of the Federal Competition Authority on the Implementation of the Leniency Program (English)

Leniency (German)

Leniency (English)

Belgium

Leniency Program (English)

Leniency Program (French)

Notification of the Competition Council on Immunity from or Reduction of Fines in Cartel Cases (English)

Notice of the Competition Council on Immunity from or Reduction of Fines in Cartel Cases (French)

Article IV.46 (French)

Botswana

Application for Leniency

Leniency Policy

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Regulation on the Procedure for Granting Immunity from Fines (2006)

Brazil

Leniency Program (Portuguese)

 Competition Law Article 86 (Portuguese)

Evolution and Example (Portuguese)

Fighting Cartels: Brazil's Leniency Program 2009 (English)

Bulgaria

Policy of the Commission for Protection of Competition on Immunity from Fines or Reduction of Fines in Case of Participation of an Undertaking in a Secret Cartel (Russian)

Canada

Immunity Program (English)

Immunity Program (French)

Immunity Program FAQs (English)

Immunity Program FAQs (French)

Immunity Program Bulletin (English)

Immunity Program Bulletin (French)

Corporate Immunity Agreement (English)

Corporate Immunity Agreement (French)

 Individual Immunity Agreement (English)

Individual Immunity Agreement (French)

Leniency Program (English)

Leniency Program (French)

Leniency Program FAQs (English)

Leniency Program FAQs (French)

Leniency Program Bulletin (English)

Leniency Program Bulletin (French)

Channel Islands

Leniency Policy

Chile

Guide on the Benefits of Leniency and Fine Reduction in Collusion Cases (English)

Guide on the Benefits of Leniency and Fine Reduction in Collusion Cases (Spanish)

FAQs (Spanish)

Leniency Regulations (Spanish)

Colombia

SIC’s Leniency Program (Spanish)

Law 1340/2009 (article 14): Benefits for Cooperation with the Authorities  - Leniency Program (Spanish)

Decree 1523 of 2015: Implementation of article 14 of Law 1340/2009 (Spanish)

Practical Guidelines to combat restrictive practices in government procurement processes  - bid rigging (Spanish)

Working Documents - Efficacy and Asymmetry of Leniency Programs in a Multimarket Context (Spanish)

Croatia

Regulation on Immunity from Fines and Reduction of Fines (2010)

Cyprus

Cartel Immunity and Reduction of a Fine Programme (Greek)

Czech Republic

Leniency Program

Leniency Program Notice

Denmark

Leniency (Danish)

The Competition Act Section 23a (English)

Dominican Republic

Draft Regulations for the Competition Law Article 62.g (Spanish)

Ecuador

Law for the Regulation and Control of Market Power Article 83 (Spanish)

Egypt

Competition Law Article 26 (Arabic)

El Salvador

Leniency Program (Spanish)

Leniency in the Competition Law (Spanish)

European Free Trade Area (EFTA)

Cartels and the Leniency Program

EFTA Surveillance Authority Notice on Immunity

Estonia

Leniency Program

Leniency Application

Leniency Conditions

European Union

Leniency

Leniency Application

Commission Notice on Immunity from Fines and Reductions of Fines in Cartel Cases

FAQs

Procedure of Oral Statements

European Competition Network

ECN Model Leniency Programme: 2012 revision

ECN Model Leniency Programme FAQs

Protection of leniency material in the context of civil damages actions

Finland

Leniency

Leniency Guidelines

Guidelines on the Application of Articles 8 and 9 of the Act on Competition Restrictions (reduction and non-imposition of competition infringement fine)

France

Leniency Program

Leniency Policy

Text of the Leniency Program

How to apply for Leniency

 Leniency Decisions

Procedural notice relating to the French Leniency Programme issued on March 2nd, 2009

Brochure on the Leniency Program

The Gambia

How to apply for leniency

Information on whistleblowing

Germany

Leniency Programme

Leniency Program Notice

Greece

Hellenic Leniency Program

Greenland

Landsting Act 2007

Hungary

Leniency policy

Leniency policy related provisions

Application form for leniency

Explanatory notes of the President of the Hungarian Competition Authority on the application of the rules concerning leniency pursuant to Articles 78/A and 78/B of the PURA (2009)

Iceland

Reduction or cancellation of fines

Israel

Immunity Program (Hebrew)

Leniency Awareness Campaign

Italy

Leniency Program website

Submission of a Leniency application

Notice on the non-imposition and reduction of fines under section 15 of law no. 287 (1990)

Notice on the non-imposition and reduction of fines under section 15 of law no. 287 (Italian)

Japan

Leniency Program Graphic

Overview of the JFTC's Leniency Program and Practices

Rules on written report

Speech: Leniency Programme and Bid Riggings in Public Sector - Enforcement Experiences in Japan

Korea

Notification on Implementation of Cartel Leniency Program

Cartel Leniency Program

Announcement on Implementation of Improper Concerted acts Leniency Program

Kosovo

Law on Protection of Competition No.03/L –229

Republic of Kosovo - Administrative Instruction No. 07/2012 on Criteria to Reduce or Release Administrative Measure

Latvia

Leniency Program

Lithuania

How to report cartels

Rules on Immunity from fines and reduction of fines for the parties to prohibited agreements

Luxembourg

Leniency Program (French)

Macedonia

Competition Law

Malaysia

Competition Act 2010 (Article 41)

Malta

Immunity from Fines and Reduction of Fines in Cartel Investigations Regulations (DRAFT)

Mauritius

Application for Leniency

Collusive Agreements Guideline (2009)

Mexico

Immunity Program (Spanish)

Immunity Program (English)

Program for Immunity and Reduction of Fines (Video)

Moldova

Competition Law, Section 3 Leniency Policy, Articles 84-92

Morocco

Law No 06-99 (Article 86)

Netherlands

Report your cartel (Dutch)

Leniency Policy (Dutch)

Leniency in Cartel Cases (Movie)

New Zealand

Cartel Leniency Policy

Cartel Leniency Policy and Process Guidelines

Cartel Leniency FAQ

Typical Required Information to Perfect a Marker

Leniency Policy for Cartels - Fact Sheet

Nicaragua

Competition Law No. 601, Article 48

Norway

Leniency Fact Sheet

Regulation on the calculation of and leniency from administrative fines

Pakistan

Competition Leniency Regulations

Revised Guidelines on “Reward Payment to Informants Scheme”

Panama

Leniency Program (Spanish)

Peru

Leniency Programme, Decreto Legislativo No 701, Article 20 (Spanish)

Legislative Decree 1034 approving the Repression of Anticompetitive Conducts Law Article 26 - Waiver of penalty (Spanish)

Poland

Leniency Program

Regulation of the Council of Ministers concerning the mode of proceeding in cases of undertakings’ applications to the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection for immunity from or reduction of fines

Guidelines on setting fines for competition-restricting practices

Press release

TV ad

Portugal

Leniency Program

Programa de Clemência (Portuguese)

Leniency Program FAQ

Leniency Program Regulation

Informational Note on Leniency Regulation

Romania

Leniency Policy Website

Russian Federation

Report cartels

Serbia

Competition Law 2009 (Article 69)

Seychelles

Guidelines and procedures for collusive agreements (5. Leniency)

Singapore

Leniency programme

CGS Guideline on Lenient Treatment

Applying for Leniency

Eligibility for leniency application

Procedures under the leniency programme

Leniency form

Slovak Republic

Leniency website

Decree on leniency programme (Slovak)

Guidance on Leniency

Slovenia

Leniency website

Decree on the procedure for granting immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases

South Africa

Corporate Leniency Policy

Apply for leniency

Spain

Leniency Program (Spanish)

Communication about the Leniency Program (Spanish)

Communication on Leniency Program

Procedure/FAQs (Spanish)

Swaziland

Leniency Programme

Sweden

Leniency—Immunity and Reduction of Fines

How to apply for Leniency

Conditions for Leniency

Be the first to tell – A short film on Leniency

Switzerland

Leniency Program Under Swiss Cartel Laws (French)

Leniency Program Under Swiss Cartel Laws (German)

Taiwan

Fair Trade Act Article 35-1

Regulations on Immunity and Reduction of Fines in Illegal Concerted Action Cases

Illegal Concerted Action Fine Immunity Status Preservation Application Form

Illegal Concerted Action Fine Immunity or Reduction Application Form

Turkey

Leniency Applications

Active Cooperation/Leniency Regulation

Ukraine

Compendium of Legislation of Ukraine on Protection of Economic Competition Article 6.5

AMCU's Draft Regulation No 399/2012 "On Approval of the Procedure of exemption from liability for legislation infringement on economic competition protection".

Contact information of the Committee’s officer authorized to accept application for exemption (Ukrainian)

Procedure for submission of applications for leniency (Ukrainian)

United Kingdom

Cartels: confess and apply for leniency

Guidance on the principles and process of applications for leniency and no-action in cartel cases

Applications for Leniency and no-action in Cartel Cases

Quick Guide to Cartels and Leniency for Business

Quick Guide to Cartels and Leniency for Individuals

Rewards for information about cartels

United States

Leniency Program webpage

FAQs

Corporate Leniency Policy

Individual Leniency Policy

Model Corporate Conditional Leniency Letter

Model Individual Conditional Leniency Letter

Model Dual Investigations Leniency Letter

Model Dual Investigations Acknowledgement Letter for Employees

Uruguay

Accessing the Leniency Program (Spanish)

Law for the Defense and Promotion of Competition No. 18159 Article 17

Vietnam

Vietnam's current provisions on leniency only provide extenuating circumstances for parties in certain cases

Zambia

Cartels and leniency

The Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2010 Article 79

 


 

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