Shearman And Sterling

Antitrust, European Parliament, Brussels

August 24, 2018

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez and Ruba Noorali Author EU Cartels and Leniency Chapter for GCR


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Partner Elvira Aliende Rodriguez (both Brussels-Antitrust) and associate Ruba Noorali (London-Antitrust) have authored the “European Union: Cartels and Leniency” chapter of Global Competition Review’s The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019 published in July 2018.

The authors discuss the interpretation and implementation of the EU Damages Directive, the Commission’s use of, and EU General Court’s case law relating to, the settlement procedure, and legislative proposals in relation to both leniency and the role of algorithms in cartel enforcement. The authors also address case law developments involving dawn raids and fine calculations, the European Court of Justice’s confirmation that the German government acted legally when deciding to extradite an Italian national visiting the country to the U.S. for alleged involvement in cartel activity, as well as policy developments regarding the relationship between data protection and antitrust regulation.

Read the chapter.

Authors and Contributors

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez



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Ruba Noorali



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