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Whistleblower protections considered as EU aims to boost cartel leniency applications, Guersent says

By Khushita Vasant
  • 06 Oct 2021 11:19
  • 06 Oct 2021 11:19
Cartel whistleblowers may need greater protections from civil damages claims to boost the number of EU leniency applications, the bloc’s top competition official has told MLex.

Olivier Guersent, who leads the European Commission’s competition department, said that offering companies exemptions from civil damages is “one of the possibilities” the regulator i

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Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US

Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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