Work Area: Cartels

Irish forestry department accused of antitrust violations

A group of Irish forestry consultants has formally complained to the European Commission that their country’s government has “virtually ousted” them from the market by offering its own free forestry advisory service.

12 August 2022

KFTC again fines steel cartel in show of ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to collusion

The Korean antitrust watchdog has fined 11 steelmakers a combined €190.7 million for rigging public tenders to purchase steel reinforcing bars, while referring more than half the companies for criminal prosecution.

11 August 2022

New Zealand to let news companies collectively negotiate with Meta and Google

New Zealand’s competition watchdog has provisionally decided to allow the News Publishers’ Association of New Zealand to collectively negotiate with Meta and Google over the terms and conditions for displaying news content.

10 August 2022

Malaysian enforcer finds poultry feed cartel

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has provisionally found that five feedmillers colluded to increase the price of poultry feed for nearly two years.

08 August 2022

CCI alleges rampant cartel in cement sector

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly found that top leadership at 20 cement companies that account for more than 75% of the market colluded to raise prices and restrict supply over several years.

08 August 2022

CMA accepts modified commitment offer to clear ferry agreement

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has closed its probe into a proposed capacity-sharing agreement between P&O Ferries and DFDS, after the operators promised to appoint a monitoring trustee to ensure they comply with a commitment to limit service cancellations.

08 August 2022

Former CMA chair files first UK crypto competition class action claim

Lord David Currie, former chair of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, has filed the country’s first proposed collective antitrust action in the digital assets market, seeking over £9.9 billion in damages from four leading cryptocurrency exchanges.

04 August 2022

PGA Tour accused of monopolising professional golf

The PGA Tour has sought to illegally maintain its monopoly over elite golf events by suspending members that compete in rival tournaments, 11 golfers including Phil Mickelson have alleged.

04 August 2022

Egyptian enforcer cracks open criminal egg cartel case

The Egyptian Competition Authority has alleged that four egg brokers colluded to fix the price of egg cartons sold to retailers in several parts of the country for nearly two years.

02 August 2022

Daimler loses bid to exclude garbage trucks from EU trucks decision

The European Court of Justice has said that waste collection and other special-purpose vehicles are covered by the EU’s trucks cartel decision, in response to a preliminary referral from a German court presiding over a follow-on damages claim against Daimler.

01 August 2022

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