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Antitrust Legislation Notices

Antitrust Notices

Leniency 

Commission notice on immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases
Official Journal C 298, 8.12.2006, p. 17

Settlement procedure (cartel cases)

Commission Notice on the conduct of settlement procedures in view of the adoption of Decisions pursuant to Article 7 and Article 23 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 in cartel cases
Official Journal C 167 2.7.2008 p. 1

Fines 

2006 - Guidelines on the method of setting fines imposed pursuant to Article 23(2)(a) of Regulation No 1/2003
Official Journal C 210 1.9.2006 p. 2-5

Cooperation within the Network of Competition Authorities

Commission Notice on cooperation within the Network of Competition Authorities 
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 43-53 and Official Journal C 374, 13.10.2016, p. 10

Cooperation with the national courts

Commission Notice on the co-operation between the Commission and the courts of the EU Member States in the application of Articles 81 and 82 EC
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 54-64

Handling of complaints

Commission Notice on the handling of complaints by the Commission under Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 65-77

Informal Guidance

Commission Notice on informal guidance relating to novel questions concerning Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty that arise in individual cases (guidance letters)
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 78-80

Effect on Trade

Commission Notice - Guidelines on the effect on trade concept contained in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 81-96 and Official Journal C 384, 18.10.2016, p. 22

Exempted agreements (Article 101(3) TFEU)

Commission Notice - Guidelines on the application of Article 81(3) of the Treaty (Article 101(3) TFEU)
Official Journal C 101, 27.04.2004, p. 97-118 and Official Journal C 373, 12.10.2016, p. 14

Commission Notice on the rules for access to the Commission File

Consolidated text: Commission Notice on the rules for access to the Commission file in cases pursuant to Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty
Official Journal C 325 22.12.2005, p. 7

De Minimis Notice

Commission Notice on agreements of minor importance which do not appreciably restrict competition under Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (De Minimis Notice)
Official Journal C 291 30.8.2014 p. 1

Relevant market

Commission notice on the definition of the relevant market for the purposes of Community competition law
Official Journal C 372, 9.12.1997, p. 5–13

Subcontracting agreements

Commission notice of 18 December 1978 concerning its assessment of certain subcontracting agreements in relation to Article 85 (1) of the EEC Treaty
Official Journal C 1, 3.1.1979, p. 2–3

Quantification of harm

Communication from the Commission on quantifying harm in actions for damages based on breaches of Article 101 or 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union Text with EEA relevance
Official Journal C 167, 13.6.2013, p. 19–21

Application of Article 102 TFEU

Communication from the Commission: Guidance on its enforcement priorities in applying Article 82 of the EC Treaty to abusive exclusionary conduct by dominant undertakings.
Official Journal C 45, 24.2.2009, p. 7–20