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Competition Policy

Leniency applications

How to make an application for Leniency

In order to benefit from the Leniency Notice, companies can approach the Commission directly or through a legal adviser.


To apply for leniency please contact the Commission only through:


  • the dedicated email address: comp-leniencyatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (comp-leniency[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Should you wish to discuss informally about leniency submissions or discuss a potential application on a ‘no names’ basis,  you can contact one of the Commission leniency officers [Chris Mayock and Gerald Miersch] by calling the following dedicated telephone numbers, which are monitored from 09.00 to 17.00 on Commission working days (i.e., not on weekends and Commission holidays).

Telephone numbers: +32 2 298.41.75 or +32 2 298.41.91

Chris Mayock
Gerald Miersch



The use of the eLeniency online tool or the dedicated email address ensures that the precise time and date of the contact is duly recorded and that the information is treated with the utmost confidentiality within the Commission.

Due to the confidential status of leniency applications, companies are requested not to send any application to the Commission by any channel other than the eLeniency online tool or the leniency email address.

The eLeniency tool should be used for corporate statements submitted under the leniency procedure. Since its introduction, it has largely replaced the oral procedure at the Commission’s premises, given that it had been designed to accommodate disclosure and discovery concerns. Additional information on the technical safeguards and the instructions on how to get access to the system are available on the eLeniency website.

Important information on the organisation and procedure of oral statements can be found in this document. Please read this document before making your first corporate statement.


13 JANUARY 2021

Leniency applicants are expected to inform  the Commission about any other applications it has filed or intends to file with other competition authorities and  to provide a full waiver of confidentiality using the uniform template that has been developed by the International Competition Network.