Topic: Bid rigging

Australian judge accepts settlement in roofing case

An Australian court has fined two roofing companies and their sole directors €283,000 after they confessed to rigging bids for two projects in the Sydney area.

14 September 2022

Austrian enforcer seeks more fines in sprawling construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine four companies belonging to one construction group a total of €26.3 million after they admitted to participating in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

06 September 2022

Australian pharma company seeks lenient penalty in criminal cartel case

An active pharmaceutical ingredient producer has asked an Australian court to fine it less than A$1 million (€686,000) after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal cartel conduct, citing the limited impact on Australian consumers.

05 September 2022

Fledgling Brunei enforcer explores first bid-rigging case

The Competition Commission of Brunei Darussalam has received its first request from a government agency to look into a potential bid-rigging case, the authority’s chairperson has revealed.

26 August 2022

Court ruling forces Italian agency to cut cartel fine by over €60 million

Italy’s Competition Authority has slashed a cartel fine on a sports management agency by more than 99% after the country’s highest administrative court ruled it must consider a company's financial state at the time of an infringement decision when calculating penalties.

23 August 2022

UPDATE: Ecuador sanctions medical supply providers in contentious bid-rigging ruling

Ecuador’s antitrust enforcer has fined five companies for rigging public tenders for medical supplies in a decision that has sparked controversy over how the authority assessed their corporate structure.

18 August 2022

Portugal focuses on public bid-rigging amid growing inflation concerns

Portugal’s antitrust enforcer has doubled down on its enforcement against public procurement cartels amidst rising inflation, while urging governments not to implement price controls to tackle the rising cost of living.

17 August 2022

KFTC again fines steel cartel in show of ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to collusion

The Korean antitrust watchdog has fined 11 steelmakers a combined €190.7 million for rigging public tenders to purchase steel reinforcing bars, while referring more than half the companies for criminal prosecution.

11 August 2022

KFTC fines pair of bid rigging cartels €52.5 million

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined two separate cartels nearly €52.5 million for conspiring to rig bids in the country’s credit card and rail carriage supply markets.

15 July 2022

Portugal sanctions security companies for 11-year bid-rigging cartel

Portugal’s antitrust watchdog has fined seven securities companies €41.3 million for rigging tenders to provide hospitals, universities and public authorities with surveillance and security services.

14 July 2022

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