Global Investigations Review - The law and practice of international investigations

ECJ clarifies publication of leniency information

By Tom Webb

16 March 2017

ECJ clarifies publication of leniency information The European Court of Justice Credit: Cédric Puisney on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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.