DG Comp calls off cement probe


Almost seven years after initiating dawn raids, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has ended its investigation of eight cement companies.

Greece was described as "the kingdom of cartels"

Authority pays fines for delay in “the kingdom of cartels”

In the latest installment in a long and acrimonious saga, the Hellenic Competition Commission has paid €350,000 to a complainant for “moral damages”, caused by the slow pace of a cartel investigation.

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ACCC loses two price-fixing appeals on same day

Australia’s second highest court yesterday overturned two separate infringement decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against Flight Centre and ANZ Banking Group.



Front cover of GCR Volume 18 - Issue 6

Volume 18 - Issue 6

Surveys: Chile, Colombia • E-Commerce in the EU • An interview with Mladen Cerovac

Featured Articles

Chile’s cartel conundrum


The history of competition enforcement in Chile is one defined by change, and a desire to elevate the country’s legal framework to the same standard as international counterparts. Cartels, however, remain a thorn in Chile’s side. Chile’s government is poised to re-enact criminal sanctions as part of a broader set of competition law amendments, but must convince Parliament to do so despite vocal opposition from Chile’s antitrust lawyers and scepticism even from the FNE. Yasmine Harik reports

An interview with Mario Ybar and Javier Tapia Canales

Mario Ybar is the deputy head of Chile’s National Economic Prosecutor (FNE), the country’s antitrust watchdog, and Javier Tapia Canales is one of five ministers on the Chilean Competition Tribunal (TDLC), its specialised antitrust tribunal. Pallavi Guniganti talked with Ybar and Tapia at the Antitrust in the Americas conference in Rio de Janeiro about the evolving competition regime in Chile and pending amendments to the country’s competition law

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