Leniency and the Brazilian antitrust enforcement
14 July 2011
Tauil & Chequer Article
Cartel prosecution is the top priority of the Brazilian antitrust authorities’ enforcement agenda. In order to improve the public prosecution of the Antitrust Law (Law n. 8,884/1994), the Secretariat of Economic Law (SDE) has developed an effective leniency program with a solid policy and a standard agreement for reference. The leniency is an efficient mechanism to grant immunity or reduction of penalties for antitrust violation in exchange for cooperation with the antitrust authorities.