UBS Saved €2.5 Billion by Sending a Fax to Brussels

The process for alerting the commission of cartel activity may surprise you: Companies send a fax to Brussels. A dedicated “leniency fax”—the number is +32 2 299 4585, should you be needing it—is the only way, apparently, for the commission to record the official time and date of first contact with whistleblowers in cartel cases. Thus, UBS’s well-timed fax saved it the equivalent of $3.4 billion in fines.

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