Work Area: Cartels

Co-conspirator recounts “understanding” to share oncology market

A radiation oncologist has told a federal jury how he and rival William Harwin worked together to ensure that no one encroached upon their respective cancer businesses in Southwest Florida.

09 September 2022

Hong Kong revises leniency policy in bid to stimulate applications

Hong Kong’s antitrust watchdog has opened up the possibility of leniency for individuals who first report a cartel or provide “substantial assistance” in an ongoing case, even if a company has already secured leniency in the same matter.

08 September 2022

Airlines fault DOJ for analysing alliance as a merger

A federal court should ignore the Department of Justice’s economic models predicting competitive harm from the Northeast Alliance because they wrongly assume that American Airlines and JetBlue are merging, the airlines have argued.

07 September 2022

FCO allows “one-time” cooperation between major sugar producers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has waved through a production sharing agreement between sugar companies Nordzucker, Südzucker, Pfeifer & Langen and Cosun Beet, due to concerns about the inflationary impact of gas supply shortages on the industry.

06 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

All fines overturned in landmark Malaysian insurance cartel case

Malaysia’s specialist competition tribunal has overturned a combined €38.8 million fine levied against 22 insurance companies for allegedly fixing discount rates on vehicle parts and the hourly labour rates for repairs.

05 September 2022

Mozambique enforcer issues first infringement decisions

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique has issued its first public infringement decisions in separate gun-jumping and price-fixing cases, less than two years after becoming an operational agency.

02 September 2022

Cass-Gottlieb calls for repeal of antitrust exemptions for shippers

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that repealing a set of special exemptions that benefit the liner shipping industry would help stimulate competition between rivals on Australian trade routes.

01 September 2022

States and Google quarrel over Meta pact

A Texas-led coalition of states has urged a New York federal court not to dismiss allegations that Google illegally agreed not to compete with Meta Platforms in a lucrative advertising market.

01 September 2022

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