Work Area: Cartels

DAF clashes with claimants over expert evidence

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has thrown out a request by truck maker DAF seeking permission to rely on new additional economic analysis to establish whether Royal Mail and BT passed on the alleged loss they claim they suffered from the Trucks cartel.

01 March 2021

Maglev bid-riggers escape jail time in Japan

A Tokyo court has fined two of Japan’s “big four” construction companies €3.9 million for rigging bids to construct a major magnetic levitation train line, while sentencing a former executive from each company to 18 months of probation.

01 March 2021

Powers: Recent deferred prosecution agreements not part of a trend

The recent uptick in deferred prosecution agreements with defendants accused of committing antitrust crimes is based on the application of existing policies, not a broader trend, the acting head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

01 March 2021

UK tribunal upholds CMA pharma collusion fine

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has confirmed the Competition and Markets Authority’s finding that Lexon colluded with rival drug suppliers to keep up prices of an antidepressant sold to the National Health Service.

26 February 2021

Leniency is not a passive exercise, DOJ official says

The Department of Justice’s director of criminal litigation has said the Antitrust Division expects “full and complete cooperation” from those hoping to receive immunity under the enforcer’s leniency programme.

26 February 2021

CCI hits association with fine for indirect price-fixing

India’s competition watchdog has issued a nominal fine to an association of publishers and booksellers despite finding evidence that it controlled discounts and ordered members to boycott certain tenders.

25 February 2021

First corporate defendant pleads guilty in broiler chicken probe

Pilgrim’s Pride has pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products and been ordered to pay a criminal fine of nearly $108 million.

24 February 2021

CCI clears airlines in high-profile collusion probe

India’s competition watchdog has concluded that the country’s five major domestic airlines did not collude through anticompetitive agreements or algorithms to align ticket pricing.

23 February 2021

Banks issued with formal criminal charges in ANZ cartel case

The criminal indictment lodged against ANZ, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and several of their employees for allegedly colluding to distribute A$789 million worth of ANZ shares to bank executives reportedly contains 44 separate charges.

22 February 2021

Get unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content