New IT tool for the Commission for antitrust and cartel procedures

The EU Commission has designed and made available a new IT tool to make easier and less burdensome the submission of statements and other documents to the Commission’s Directorate- General for Competition (“DG Comp”). The ‘eLeniency’ allows companies and their lawyers to file online, through DG Comp’s secure server, statements and submissions in relation to their leniency applications (e.g. reduction of fines). The system is based on voluntary use and documents can be submitted in any of the 24 official languages of the European Union.

New competition law rules

The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted an amendment to the Hungarian Competition Act and to the Hungarian Consumer Protection Act. The amendment implements the rules of Directive 2014/104/EU issued by the European Parliament and the Council, which includes the rules of the actions for damages arising from infringements of the competition law provisions.