Ukraine’s competition authority has fined its largest cigarette distributor and four cigarette manufacturers a total of €240 million for conspiring to create artificial barriers aimed at preventing further market entry.
Korea’s antitrust watchdog has fined six transportation companies 12.73 billion won (€9.68 million) for colluding on bids to import brown rice for eight municipal governments from 2000 to 2018.
Australia’s public prosecutor has criminally charged the former general manager of a major steel manufacturer with obstructing a cartel investigation.
Antitrust reform proposals by one of the top candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination drew scepticism from former enforcers and other experts.
Senator Bernie Sanders is seen as having pushed the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls further to the ideological left on a range of policy issues, including healthcare and tax. Earlier this week, the senator demonstrated he would not allow competitors such as Senator Elizabeth Warren out-flank him to the left on the topic of antitrust reform. However, the antitrust experts we spoke with are sceptical of implementing the drastic proposals in Sanders’s new antitrust platform.
Today, cartelists are less likely to meet in a smoke-filled room than in a chat room. Is the next step for them to avoid meeting at all? Charley Connor explores how artificial intelligence could enable companies to avoid both antitrust liability and competition.
A Dutch lawyer bringing a follow-on claim has called on truck makers and their lawyers to “enter into a dialogue” on quick compensation for transport companies, to restore confidence to the market.
After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.
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