How a case starts, investigations, Statement of Objections and Decisions, Fines, Judicial Review
How a Case Starts, Assessing Dominance, Investigations, Statement of Objections and Decision, Fines, Judicial Review
Internal checks and balances, Chief Economist, Legal Service, Hearing Officer, Advisory Committee
Procedures in Antitrust investigations
Under the Commission's leniency programme, companies that provide sufficient information about a cartel in which they have participated might receive full or partial immunity from fines
Article 20 of Regulation 1/2003 empowers the Commission to carry out inspections on the premises of companies suspected of breaching EU Competition law
The manual is an internal working tool intended to give practical guidance to staff on how to conduct an antitrust investigation. Read the notice at the beginning of the document for more information on the purpose and use of this manual.
The European Commission conducts sector inquiries when it believes that a market is not working as well as it should be and also believes that breaches of the competition rules might be a contributory factor.
The settlement procedure is a type of procedure that is used by the Commission to speed up the adoption of a cartel decision.
National courts play a key role in the enforcement of European competition policy. This section provides information on the application of Antitrust law by national courts.