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Turkish enforcer forced to launch meal card investigation

Turkish enforcer forced to launch meal card investigation

22 June 2017

Turkey’s Competition Authority has launched a full probe of possible cartel activity by six of the country’s largest meal card issuers, after the country’s highest administrative court ordered the agency to investigate the alleged conduct.

Brazil investigates medical equipment cartels

Brazil investigates medical equipment cartels

22 June 2017

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has opened two formal investigations into suspected medical equipment cartels, with some of the potential misconduct detected through algorithmic software.

South Africa settles power cables investigation

South Africa settles power cables investigation

22 June 2017

South Africa’s specialised competition court has approved a 13.4 million rand (€921,000) fine imposed on a power cable supplier that admitted to price fixing, more than seven years after the country’s antitrust enforcer first raided the company and several of its rivals.

Italy investigates jet fuel storage abuse of dominance

Italy investigates jet fuel storage abuse of dominance

21 June 2017

Italy’s Antitrust Authority suspects two companies restricted rivals from accessing a jet fuel storage facility at Bergamo airport.

South Africa blocks shipping deal

South Africa blocks shipping deal

21 June 2017

The Competition Commission of South Africa has prevented three shipping companies from creating a joint venture between their container liner shipping businesses, after finding the deal would increase the likelihood of coordination between the companies.

DG Comp settles with vehicle lighting manufacturers

DG Comp settles with vehicle lighting manufacturers

21 June 2017

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has reached a €27 million cartel settlement with two vehicle lighting system manufacturers, marking the latest penalty in the enforcer’s auto parts investigation.

Canada secures third fine in Québec ventilation case

Canada secures third fine in Québec ventilation case

21 June 2017

Canada’s Competition Bureau yesterday secured its third guilty plea in an ongoing probe of bid rigging in ventilation contracts in high-rise construction, after a ventilation company agreed to pay a C$140,000 (€94,400) fine.

IMI and Delta settle copper fittings contribution claim

IMI and Delta settle copper fittings contribution claim

21 June 2017

A pair of engineering companies involved in the European copper fittings cartel have agreed to settle a contribution claim in the English courts.

Clifford Chance adds Tayar in Paris

21 June 2017

Willkie Farr & Gallagher partner David Tayar will join Clifford Chance on 3 July.

CMA fines light fitting company for online RPM

CMA fines light fitting company for online RPM

20 June 2017

A light fittings group has agreed a £2.7 million (€3 million) settlement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, for having engaged in resale price maintenance with online retailers and failed to change its conduct after receiving a pair of warning letters.