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Leniency Program

Cade's Antitrust Leniency Program enables companies and/or individuals who participate, or have participated, in a cartel or other anti-competitive practice, to obtain, by reporting it to Cade, total exemption, or mitigation, of the fines and penalties applicable to them, by entering into a leniency agreement.

It is extremely important to report the conduct to Cade as soon as possible, once only the first company and / or individual to report it will be able to enter into a leniency agreement and obtain total exemption or mitigation of sanctions.

In order to enter into a leniency agreement, interested parties must confess and cease their participation in the cartel or other anti-competitive practice, report it and collaborate in the entire process of its investigation, providing it with relevant information and documents.

Contact the General Superintendence

If you want to apply for a leniency agreement, please contact CADE’s General Superintendence’s Leniency Negotiation Unit by phone at +55 61 3221-8563 by the e-mail address leniencia@cade.gov.br or in person. The request shall specifically mention "Marker Request".

In accordance with Article 198, paragraph 1 of CADE’s Internal Statute - RiCade, the application should inform a full qualification of the leniency agreement applicant, the other participants in the anticompetitive conduct, the products or services affected, the geographic area affected and the estimated duration of the conduct.

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