Work Area: Cartels

Oral hearings not essential for fair appeals, CAT president says

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal can oversee a fair appeal process without holding a hearing, its president has said while rejecting drugmakers' claims that oral submissions are a fundamental part of their appeals against excessive pricing penalties.

25 July 2022

Indonesia accuses 27 cooking oil companies of price fixing

Indonesia’s Competition Commission has accused 27 cooking oil companies of allegedly fixing prices and restricting supply in a high-profile cartel case that has garnered widespread public support.

22 July 2022

Slaughterhouses must face expanded wage-fixing suit

A Maryland federal court has denied five motions to dismiss a lawsuit accusing some of the largest chicken and turkey producers of conspiring to fix the wages of their workers.

21 July 2022

Cartels by another name?

The Department of Justice has made clear that it intends to restart criminal prosecutions under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. Arnold & Porter partner Andre Geverola – a former director of criminal litigation at the Antitrust Division – explains why these charges will likely tie directly into the agency’s cartel enforcement and predicts what type of case it may bring first.

20 July 2022

SAMR sanctions cement cartel €65 million

China’s competition authority has fined 13 companies and a local trade association more than €65 million for conspiring to fix the price of cement in the northwest region of the country.

19 July 2022

Hong Kong tribunal approves settlement in tourism cartel case

Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has approved a settlement agreement resolving claims brought by the territory’s antitrust watchdog against a hotel and travel service provider for fixing the price of tickets for tourist attractions.

18 July 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

ECJ should annul raids on French supermarkets, advocate general says

An advocate general at the European Court of Justice has advised the court to annul the European Commission’s dawn raids on Casino and Intermarché in 2017 as the enforcer failed to record statements from third parties that it used as evidence in its decision to search the companies.

14 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

France alleges nuclear decommissioning cartel

France’s Competition Authority has accused six companies in the nuclear decommissioning market of illegally exchanging information and rigging public procurement procedures.

12 July 2022

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