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Cartel leniency applications to EU regulator on the rise again, senior enforcer says

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 24 Jan 2023 17:55
  • 24 Jan 2023 17:55
There has been a rise in cartelists blowing the whistle to the EU's antitrust regulator about collusion to secure leniency from fines, a senior enforcer said today.
"Last year [we got] twice as many as the year before and three times as many as 2020," according to Maria Jaspers, who

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Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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