Work Area: Cartels

UK exempts fuel sector from antitrust rules to quell delivery crisis

The UK government has suspended competition law in the fuel sector to tackle supply issues that have resulted in panic-buying across the country, signalling its willingness once again to balance antitrust rules and principles with other public policy objectives.

27 September 2021

India hits beer cartel with major fines

The Competition Commission of India has fined United Breweries, Carlsberg and eight of their executives a total of 9 billion rupees (€104 million) for price-fixing, collectively restricting supplies and dividing the country’s beer market.

24 September 2021

Judge approves ACCC evidence requests in steel cartel case

An Australian judge has allowed the country’s competition watchdog to rely on a pair of handwritten call logs as evidence in its trial against a major steel manufacturer accused of trying to coordinate a price-fixing conspiracy.

23 September 2021

Brazil launches mass cartel probe into outsourced services

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has formalised a sprawling investigation into more than 40 companies that allegedly rigged bids related to outsourced public and private services, including paramedic aid and building maintenance.

16 September 2021

Top German court blesses indirect purchaser claims in trucks litigation

The EU trucks cartel likely raised the prices of trucks manufactured and sold by companies that were not part of the collusion, Germany’s highest court has ruled.

15 September 2021

Israeli court imprisons senior executive in AI cartel

A court in Israel has sentenced a former executive at a software company to five and a half months in prison for participating in a price-fixing cartel, as the country's judiciary continues a recent trend of imprisoning individuals for antitrust violations.

14 September 2021

German court quashes brewery cartel fines

A court in Düsseldorf has issued a rare decision overturning €8 million in cartel fines levied against three breweries by Germany’s competition authority, after concluding that there was insufficient evidence to justify the sanctions.

13 September 2021

States seek interviews from DOJ’s criminal case against generic pharma

A federal judge in Philadelphia has delayed making a firm decision on whether civil plaintiffs suing generic drugmakers for alleged price-fixing can access confidential interviews from the Department of Justice’s criminal case.

10 September 2021

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

CMA seeks to remove appeal rights in settlement cases

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has proposed eliminating companies' ability to appeal in cases where they have reached a settlement agreement with the agency.

03 September 2021

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