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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.

Failing firm defence fails at merger trial

Failing firm defence fails at merger trial

GCR USA - 22 June 2017

A Delaware federal judge has blocked the merger between radioactive waste disposal companies EnergySolutions and Waste Control Specialists, in a victory for the Department of Justice.

DOJ and ex-FTC enforcers warn against Trump assumptions

DOJ and ex-FTC enforcers warn against Trump assumptions

GCR USA - 22 June 2017

A current senior official at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division and the former head of the Federal Trade Commission’s office of policy planning have both cautioned against assuming that the new Republican administration will cut back on enforcement.

Toxic merger and Trump antitrust: The Tipline for 22 June 2017

GCR USA - 22 June 2017

We’ve got coverage of a merger that a federal judge felt would be too hazardous to competition, and of one of the government litigators from that trial warning against a pre-judgment of the new administration’s antitrust enforcement.

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.