EU: Hybrid antitrust settlements

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In this chapter, we provide a short description of how EU hybrid settlements arise, and how frequent such cases are in practice. We then focus on the practical challenges and opportunities of navigating hybrid settlements, both from a settling and a non-settling party perspective. Finally, drawing on the latest judgments of the EU courts, we reflect on how the practice of hybrid settlements might develop over the coming years and what this means for companies being investigated for breaches of EU competition law.