ECJ clarifies publication of leniency information

14 March 2017

ECJ clarifies publication of leniency information

The European Court of Justice, iStock.com/carterdayne

For the first time, the European Court of Justice has held that the European Commission’s public cartel decisions cannot feature verbatim information from the narrative section of leniency applications – and forced the enforcer’s hearing officers to conduct more in-depth reviews of companies’ confidentiality claims.