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Legal Update

Hong Kong Competition Law Investigation Series – Part 7: Leniency

2 June 2016
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update

Leniency is a form of whistle blowing, where a cartel member discloses to the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the "Commission") the existence of, and information about, a cartel in return for immunity from prosecution. Leniency applications are typically made when a cartel member wishes to exit a cartel, or where the risk of enforcement is imminent.  

In Part 7 of this series, we will look at:

  • What is leniency?
  • Should you apply for leniency (pros and cons)?
  • How do you apply for leniency?
  • Practical considerations


  • Hannah C. L. Ha
    T +852 2843 4378
  • John M. Hickin
    T +852 2843 2576

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