Work Area: Cartels

Nexans argues for full role in UK power cables damages claim

Power cables conspirator Nexans has argued that it should be able to fully participate in energy company Vattenfall’s follow-on damages claim against Prysmian because it would be liable for alleged loss if the claim is successful.

13 October 2020

German court revives Carlsberg beer cartel case

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has ordered a lower court to rehear Carlsberg’s previously successful appeal against a €62 million cartel fine, in a ruling that could lower the evidentiary threshold for establishing an anticompetitive information exchange.

13 October 2020

Hybrid settlement did not prejudice non-settling company, advocate general says

The European Commission may have prejudged Pometon’s liability when it referenced the manufacturer in a hybrid settlement decision – but the enforcer would have still found that the company was involved in the steel abrasives cartel, an EU advocate general has said.

08 October 2020

EU trucks cartelists lose UK appeal on non-essential facts

A UK appellate court has refused a plea by truck manufacturers to contest certain facts in the European Commission’s trucks cartel settlement decision during follow-on litigation.

07 October 2020

UK tribunal decision endangers EU settlement regime, appeal court told

A specialist competition tribunal’s ruling that defendants cannot contest certain facts in the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision during follow-on litigation will deter future cartel settlements, the truckmakers have argued on appeal.

06 October 2020

EU court partially annuls supermarket dawn raids

The EU General Court has ruled that the European Commission’s dawn raids on Casino and Intermarché in 2017 were partly unlawful, but confirmed the overall legality of the EU antitrust dawn raid regime after it was challenged by the supermarkets.

05 October 2020

EU adds to canned vegetable probe

The European Commission has accused Conserve Italia of dividing markets and fixing prices for canned vegetables, one year after three rival food producers admitted to their roles in the alleged cartel.

05 October 2020

Top basketball clubs accused of forming cartel

A basketball union has filed a complaint with the European Commission accusing the organisers of a pan-European league and 11 of the continent’s best-known teams of conspiring to block others from competing.

02 October 2020

Malaysia issues major insurance cartel decision

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has fined 22 insurance companies, including AIG and Allianz, a total of €35.7 million for fixing the discount rate on certain vehicle parts and the hourly repair labour rates.

30 September 2020

EU settles more auto part cartel agreements

The European Commission has fined Brose and Kiekert a total of €18 million for participating in two separate auto parts cartels that coordinated prices for vital door and window components.

29 September 2020

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