Thursday, August 27, 2015
Conor C. Talbot, European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW); Trinity College (Dublin) - Department of Economics; LK Shields Solicitors explains The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Revises its Cartel Immunity Program.
ABSTRACT: Given the immense social, economic and personal damage caused by the covering-up of crimes by Irish institutions, there is a remarkable reluctance in Irish society to provide systematic protection to whistle-blowers and persons willing to come forward to ensure offences are investigated by the competent authorities. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the often murky world of white collar crime. However, some recent may be a sign that the tide is turning. This article seeks to explain recent reforms of the immunity program used to encourage self-reporting of information on certain potential breaches of the Competition Act 2002 (as amended).