Dominican Republic’s Resolution on Cartel Leniency, Comment of The Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

8 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2018 Last revised: 17 Mar 2018

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Tad Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Bruce H. Kobayashi

George Mason University - School of Law

John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: February 28, 2018

Abstract

This comment is submitted in response to the Dominican Republic National Commission for the Defense of Competition’s (“Procompetencia”) public consultation on the Proposed Regulation for the Establishment of a System for Reduction of Sanctions for Cooperation in Cartel Investigations. The Global Antitrust Institute’s Competition Advocacy Program commends Procompetencia’s transparency, its recognition of the economic harm inflicted by cartels, and its willingness to establish a leniency program. The comment provides a number of specific suggestions to enhance the effectiveness of the proposed Regulation, including adjustments to the available sanction discount levels provided to successful leniency applicants, and by limiting to a reasonable minimum the requirements for applicants to obtain a “marker” or “bookmark” that would be issued by Procompetencia to indicate whether and to what extent leniency may be available to such applicants.

Keywords: antitrust, cartel, leniency, marker, bookmark

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Lipsky, Tad and Wright, Joshua D. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Kobayashi, Bruce H. and Yun, John M., Dominican Republic’s Resolution on Cartel Leniency, Comment of The Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (February 28, 2018). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 18-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3138795 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3138795

Tad Lipsky (Contact Author)

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Joshua D. Wright

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Douglas H. Ginsburg

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