Leniency and follow-on private actions for damages: comment on the Opinion of the Advocate General in the Pfleiderer case

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Abstract

Comments on the Advocate General's Opinion in Pfleiderer AG v Bundeskartellamt (C-360/09) on the extent to which a national competition authority is permitted to disclose information it received from a cartel member in the course of its leniency programme to a third party, for the purpose of the latter pursuing a follow-on private action for damages allegedly caused by anti-competitive activities. Details the Opinion's approach to the balance to be struck between the competing issues at stake.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
JournalGlobal Competition Litigation Review
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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