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EU: Antitrust procedural rules amended

 |  August 13, 2015

According to Rachel Cuff at Compliance News, the Commission has adopted amendments to a number of its key procedural rules in order to bring them into line with the EU Directive on Damages Actions, which was adopted in 2014. The amendments focus on the use of evidence included in the Commission’s case file, and in particular aim to protect leniency corporate statements and settlement submissions from being used in damages actions in national courts.

Changes have been made to the Implementing Regulation and to four Notices: the Notice on Access to the File, the Notice on Cooperation with National Courts, the Leniency Notice and the Settlement Notice. For the first time, principles of the EU leniency and settlement programmes have been incorporated into “hard law” within the Implementing Regulation.

The amendments came into effect on 6 August 2015.

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