The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Revises its Cartel Immunity Program

e-Competitions | N° 73429

4 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2015

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Conor C. Talbot

European University Institute, Department of Law (LAW), Alumni

Date Written: January 2015

Abstract

Given the immense social, economic and personal damage caused by the covering-up of crimes by Irish institutions, there is a remarkable reluctance in Irish society to provide systematic protection to whistle-blowers and persons willing to come forward to ensure offences are investigated by the competent authorities. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the often murky world of white collar crime. However, some recent may be a sign that the tide is turning. This article seeks to explain recent reforms of the immunity program used to encourage self-reporting of information on certain potential breaches of the Competition Act 2002 (as amended).

Keywords: Cartel, antitrust, leniency, immunity, competition law

JEL Classification: K21, L41

Suggested Citation

Talbot, Conor C., The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Revises its Cartel Immunity Program (January 2015). e-Competitions | N° 73429, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2642320

Conor C. Talbot (Contact Author)

European University Institute, Department of Law (LAW), Alumni ( email )

Via Boccaccio 121 (Villa Schifanoia)
Firenze
Italy

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