Cartels and leniency insights: What is relevant for the German market in 2022?


Our Partners Fabian Badtke, Alexander Birnstiel and Till Steinvorth provide an overview of the cartel and leniency regime in Germany and address major issues and trends. In particular, you will find more information on the following topics:

  • Enforcement policies and guidance,
  • Cooperation with authorities in other jurisdictions, jurisdictional limitations,
  • Affirmative defences and exemptions,
  • Leniency programmes and penalties,
  • ‘Day one’ responses,
  • Private enforcement.

This contribution will be of interest to all companies active in Germany as well as to companies and investors looking at entering the German market and understanding regulatory requirements in Germany.

The full article, which is part of the 10th edition of “The Cartels and Leniency Review” published by Law Business Research Ltd., can be found here: The Cartels and Leniency Review – 10th Edition