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Leniency review shouldn’t overlook victims’ rights to damages, EU’s Vestager says

By Lewis Crofts and Natalie McNelis
  • 09 Sep 2022 14:17
  • 09 Sep 2022 14:17
EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has called for a "debate" on the cartel whistleblower regime to ensure it remains attractive, but she stressed it was "legitimate" for victims of illegal behavior to get compensation.
The growth of damages litigation is said to have chilled interest in whistleblowers ratting out cartels,

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Natalie McNelis

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Natalie McNelis covers mergers for MLex in Brussels. Before joining MLex in 2017, she spent 20 years as an international trade and competition lawyer in law firms including Stibbe and WilmerHale. Natalie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Harvard Law School and an LLM in EU law from KU Leuven. She is admitted to the bar in New York.

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