On behalf of the team

In a press release entitled “Review of 2020”, the Bundeskartellamt reported that the number of leniency applications was decreasing due to a rise in private damages proceedings. The Bundeskartellamt is therefore exploring innovative investigation methods, such as market screening, and will also expand the range of possibilities offered by their digital anonymous whistle-blowing system. In 2020, 13 companies made use of the leniency programme to inform the Bundeskartellamt about infringements in their sector. [1]Press release of the Bundeskartellamt of 29 December 2020, ‘Review of 2020’.