The European Commission launched “eLeniency,” a new online tool designed to make it easier for companies and their legal representatives to submit statements and documents as part of leniency and settlement proceedings in cartel cases, as well as non-cartel cooperation cases.
Leniency and settlement proceedings, as well as proceedings in non-cartel cooperation cases, already provide the possibility for companies and their legal representatives to submit statements and documents, both in writing and orally.
The new eLeniency tool allows companies involved in such proceedings and their lawyers to file statements and submissions online, as part of leniency applications to receive immunity or a reduction of fines, as part of cartel settlement procedures, or as part of cooperation in non-cartel cases.
This means that, companies or their lawyers will have the choice not to come to the Commission’s premises to provide oral statements, as was the procedure until now.
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