Work Area: Cartels

Malaysian court ruling restricts enforcer’s ability to appeal

An appellate court has ruled that the Malaysian Competition Commission cannot challenge decisions issued by the country’s specialist competition tribunal as part of a judgment confirming the overturning of a cartel fine against Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.

29 April 2021

Snoep: EU must adapt competition rules to meet new climate goals

The head of the Dutch competition authority has said the European Commission must adapt its exemption test for horizontal agreements between competitors that reduce environmental harm if the bloc wants to meet its ambitious climate goals.

28 April 2021

EU levies fines against bond trading cartel

The European Commission has fined Bank of America, Credit Suisse and Crédit Agricole a total of €28.4 million for exchanging information and coordinating prices for SSA bonds, although Deutsche Bank escaped a €21.5 million fine as the leniency-applicant.

28 April 2021

Trucks association cuts claim period in hopes of class certification

The Road Haulage Association has offered to shave five years off its proposed claim period as it tries to convince the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to certify its collective action against members of the EU trucks cartel.

27 April 2021

Austria issues more charges in “biggest ever” cartel probe

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has filed charges against seven subsidiaries of a national construction company as part of its largest-ever cartel investigation.

23 April 2021

CAT will certify only one trucks class action, Roth says

The president of the UK’s specialist competition tribunal has warned that only one of the two competing collective actions pending against members of the EU trucks cartel will be allowed to proceed.

21 April 2021

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