Cartels

European enforcers raid French supermarkets

European enforcers raid French supermarkets

22 May 2019

EU and French competition enforcers have searched French grocery retailers, as part of a probe reportedly targeting a joint purchasing alliance between Casino and Intermarché.

Hong Kong court brings legal certainty with initial rulings

Hong Kong court brings legal certainty with initial rulings

21 May 2019

The president of Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has provided greater legal certainty through a pair of cartel decisions that closely follow EU precedent, lawyers in the territory have said.

Italy scores football cartel penalty

Italy scores football cartel penalty

21 May 2019

Italy’s Antitrust Authority has fined three sports media agencies €67 million for rigging bids to distribute overseas broadcasting rights for the country’s top football leagues.

Hong Kong enforcer wins first two antitrust trials

Hong Kong enforcer wins first two antitrust trials

17 May 2019

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission proved the existence of hardcore anticompetitive agreements beyond a reasonable doubt in its first-ever cartel cases, a judge at the territory’s Competition Tribunal has held.

EU should compensate for rights violations, says AG Bot

EU should compensate for rights violations, says AG Bot

17 May 2019

A subsidiary should be recompensed for lost profits if the European Union violated the rights of its parent company, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice has argued.

EU hits banks with €1 billion forex fine

EU hits banks with €1 billion forex fine

16 May 2019

The European Commission has fined five banks €1.07 billion for rigging foreign exchange rates.

CMA secures more director disqualifications

CMA secures more director disqualifications

14 May 2019

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has secured the disqualification of three former directors for a combined total of nine-and-a-half years for their roles in an office design cartel.

EU opens insurance data access investigation

EU opens insurance data access investigation

14 May 2019

The European Commission has opened an investigation into industry association Insurance Ireland over concerns that the access conditions for its data-sharing portal may restrict competition in the motor insurance market.

Italy fines facilities management cartel €235 million

Italy fines facilities management cartel €235 million

10 May 2019

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined eight companies €235 million for rigging bids nationwide on contracts to provide public offices with facilities management services.

UK rejects Daimler’s damages liability request

UK rejects Daimler’s damages liability request

09 May 2019

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has struck out an attempt by Daimler to limit its liability as an additional defendant in a trucks cartel follow-on damages claim against DAF and Iveco.