Work Area: Cartels

Colombia fines military rations cartel

Colombia’s competition authority has punished four food suppliers for rigging bids to provide the country’s military with food for ration packs and, for the first time, has imposed the maximum fine on an individual for violating competition law.

04 August 2020

Mexico sanctions medical services cartel

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined seven diagnostic equipment makers and 14 employees a reported €23.9 million for rigging bids to provide the country’s national health service with lab studies and blood bank services.

03 August 2020

Indonesian Supreme Court rejects cattle cartelists’ appeal

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has rejected a petition to review a 2016 decision by the country’s competition watchdog that punished an expansive cartel in the cattle market.

31 July 2020

UK court orders first use of concurrent evidence in cartel damages trial

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered economic experts to participate in evidentiary “hot tubs” when National Grid’s cartel damages claim against four power cable manufacturers reaches trial this winter.

30 July 2020

National Grid pushes for economic hot tubs in damages claim

Using evidentiary “hot tubs” to test economic expert opinion would help “achieve justice” in National Grid’s follow-on damages claim against four power cable manufacturers, counsel to the electricity company has told the UK’s specialist competition tribunal.

29 July 2020

New Zealand enforcer forgoes cartel fine due to coronavirus

A horse transportation company has escaped fines for price fixing in New Zealand, because of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

29 July 2020

ACCC “pre-populated” draft witness statement in ANZ cartel case

Australia’s competition watchdog “pre-populated” a draft witness statement for an employee of a leniency applicant in its landmark ANZ criminal cartel case, according to testimony by one of the agency’s general managers.

24 July 2020

ACCC rejects claims it was “advised” by leniency applicant

An official at Australia’s competition watchdog has rejected allegations that the authority took legal advice from counsel to a leniency applicant in its ANZ criminal cartel case.

24 July 2020

Taro admits collusion to end DOJ probe

Taro Pharmaceuticals has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Antitrust Division, but it is costing the generic drugmaker $419 million and an admission that its price-fixing conspiracy impacted more than $500 million worth of commerce.

24 July 2020

Apple and Amazon raided in Italy

Italy’s Competition Authority has searched the offices of Apple and Amazon as part of an investigation into an alleged conspiracy to restrict unauthorised third-parties from selling Apple’s products on Amazon’s Marketplace platform.

22 July 2020

Get unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content