EU’s Top Competition Court Rules that Companies Seeking Damages May Have Access to Leniency Statements

By on July 15, 2011

by Martina Maier, Philipp Werner, Andrea Hamilton and David Henry

A recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union may make it easier for prospective claimants to obtain at least those leniency statements and related materials that are submitted to the national competition authorities of the EU Member States.  Companies doing business in the European Union are urged strongly to follow developments in this area and factor the risk of disclosure into the decision of whether or not to apply for leniency.

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