• Paata Phutkaradze Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine
Keywords: cartel settlement, leniency program, investigation


This article points out the first steps of the cartel settlement and Leniency Program in European Union and positive sides of the mentioned tool for the companies participating in the anticompetitive agreements. Cartel Settlement and Leniency Program played an enormous role for the market to be undistorted and free from any type of anticompetitive practices. It is also worth to mention that introducing of Settlement notice as well as Leniency Program played crucial role for Commission and as well for undertakings to find fastest way out from the anticompetitive practices to settle and protect free and undistorted competition on the market. Both tools are very beneficial and useful for competition and its further development.


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How to Cite
Paata Phutkaradze. (2020). CARTEL SETTLEMENT IN EUROPEAN UNION. International Academy Journal Web of Scholar, (1(43), 32-35.
Legal and Political Science