Amnesty or leniency programmes are deemed to be working generally well in many jurisdictions. Still, many agencies report that their programmes have not yet reached their full potential. Indicatively, agencies mention the following challenges:
Optimising the design and organisation of leniency programmes is important for their success over time, especially in cases of parallel leniency applications to several jurisdictions where enforcement co-ordination can be crucial. Currently, many jurisdictions are in the process of assessing the effectiveness of their leniency system and considering means to improve it, increase its attractiveness for potential applicants and strengthen co-operation with other agencies in cross-border cartel cases.
In June 2018, the OECD held a roundtable to discuss the challenges to which amnesty/leniency programmes are exposed and proposals for improvements. This page contains all materials available.
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Key papers and invited speakers
Catarina MARVÃO [Bio]
Scott HAMMOND [Bio]
Brent SNYDER [Bio]
» OECD Background Note • Note de référence de l'OCDE
» Executive Summary with key findings • Synthèse des points clés de la discussion
» Detailed Summary of the discussion • Compte rendu detaillé de la discussion
Countributions from participating delegations
Challenges to effective co-operation
Tips on effective leniency programmes
Posssible reasons for downturn in applications
Australia & New Zealand's co-operation
Costs of leniency applications
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