Cartels

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

07 February 2020

Deferred prosecution agreements can provide an important middle ground between declining to prosecute and securing a conviction, the head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

Trucks experts can discuss economic tests, CAT rules

Trucks experts can discuss economic tests, CAT rules

06 February 2020

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal will allow expert economists advising on separate claims stemming from the EU trucks cartel to discuss their methodologies with one another.

Philippines brings big insurance cartel case

Philippines brings big insurance cartel case

04 February 2020

The competition authority in the Philippines has accused eight insurance companies, the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation and four individuals of entering into anticompetitive agreements over the last 40 years.

ECJ upholds dawn raids rulings

ECJ upholds dawn raids rulings

03 February 2020

The European Commission is entitled to search companies’ premises during conduct probes, regardless of whether national enforcers have already collected the required evidence, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Hong Kong launches first case off leniency application

22 January 2020

Hong Kong’s competition enforcer has for the first time launched proceedings following a successful leniency application regarding alleged cartel conduct.

Singapore finds contractors rigged bids for zoo work

Singapore finds contractors rigged bids for zoo work

21 January 2020

Three contractors rigged bids for building, construction and maintenance work needed by Singapore’s largest zoo operator, the country’s competition watchdog has found.

BA and Qatar Airways seek antitrust immunity in Australia

BA and Qatar Airways seek antitrust immunity in Australia

20 January 2020

British Airways and Qatar Airways have asked Australia’s competition watchdog to immunise an expanded alliance that covers nine routes from the UK to Australia through Doha.

CMA seeks director disqualifications for construction cartel

CMA seeks director disqualifications for construction cartel

17 January 2020

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings to disqualify two directors of a UK construction company for their alleged roles in a bid-rigging cartel.

Enforcer loses South African parliamentary travel bid-rigging case

Enforcer loses South African parliamentary travel bid-rigging case

17 January 2020

The Competition Commission of South Africa has lost another case before its Competition Tribunal, which dismissed the enforcer’s allegations that two travel agencies colluded on tenders to provide services to parliamentary officials.

GCR Pod Episode 9: John Roberti and Shireen Meer on the death of antitrust leniency

16 January 2020

In this episode of the GCR Pod, reporter Julie Masson in Washington, DC, speaks with Allen & Overy partner John Roberti and Berkeley Research Group director Shireen Meer about what is needed to revive the declining levels of leniency applications that disclose cartels to competition authorities.