07 July 2020
Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has fined the country’s football federation and two ticket retailers over €4 million for a conspiracy that inflated the price of tickets by up to 350% for FIFA World Cup qualifying events.
03 July 2020
Chile’s competition tribunal has upheld a recommendation by the country’s antitrust watchdog to fine the national football association for charging anticompetitive fees to teams that win promotion to its second highest division.
02 July 2020
Turkey’s Competition Authority is investigating Mercedes-Benz, BMW and VW for allegedly colluding to restrict the roll out of emissions and safety technology, mirroring existing probes by the European Commission and China’s antitrust watchdog.
01 July 2020
The European Commission has said it will consider introducing regulation or fresh guidelines to clarify the circumstances in which self-employed workers can form collective bargaining agreements without being caught by antitrust rules.
30 June 2020
Seven Indonesian airlines uniformly raised ticket prices last year, although they did not act as a cartel, the country’s competition authority has found.
19 June 2020
Spain’s antitrust enforcer has released welcome new guidance on compliance programmes and potential fine discounts, creating what lawyers say is a “real incentive” for companies to introduce truly effective internal policing schemes.
18 June 2020
A Spanish court has asked the European Court of Justice if the EU damages directive applies to a follow-on claim brought against members of the trucks cartel, although one lawyer has criticised its questions for being “shortsighted”.
18 June 2020
Norwegian shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel charges in Australia’s Federal Court.
17 June 2020
The Transport Workers Union of Australia has demanded an apology from the country’s competition watchdog after it sent a warning letter to one of the association’s members who wrote an opinion article urging drivers to maintain their prices.
16 June 2020
Pakistan’s antitrust authority has made a preliminary finding that 46 suppliers of transmission line hardware material to electric power distribution companies rigged bids in violation of the country’s competition law.