Topic: Dawn raids

Vestager doubles down on EU cartel enforcement commitments

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has revealed that her agency is scrutinising a decline in leniency applications while also planning multiple dawn raids in the coming months.

22 October 2021

European Commission raids wood pulp companies

The European Commission has raided a group of companies in the wood pulp sector across several member states due to concerns they participated in a cartel.

13 October 2021

Belgium ignites cigarette information exchange allegations

The Belgian Competition Authority has followed enforcers in Spain, the Netherlands and Ukraine in accusing four major cigarette companies of discussing the future prices of their cigarettes.

04 October 2021

Greek authority continues dawn raids surge

Greece’s Competition Commission has raided several companies in the school equipment market based on concerns they breached resale price maintenance rules, confirming a shift in policy that has seen it increase the number of office inspections it launches.

17 September 2021

Brazil launches mass cartel probe into outsourced services

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has formalised a sprawling investigation into more than 40 companies that allegedly rigged bids related to outsourced public and private services, including paramedic aid and building maintenance.

16 September 2021

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

CADE split on school cartel fines

Brazil's antitrust authority remains divided on how it should calculate fines levied on a school uniform cartel, with lawyers saying the uncertainty makes cases unpredictable and inconsistent.

23 August 2021

Israel fines news website for hiding data in merger probe

Israeli news website Ynet has agreed to pay a fine for failing to disclose crucial information during the national antitrust enforcer’s probe into the now-abandoned Taboola/Outbrain merger.

23 August 2021

Spain doles out €61 million fines for rigging road service tenders

Spain’s competition authority has fined 12 infrastructure companies €61.2 million for rigging bids that handed them 63% of the nation’s overall road network budget.

20 August 2021

Dutch authority drops RPM probe despite uptick in vertical enforcement

The Dutch competition authority has closed an investigation into alleged resale price maintenance in the home furnishings sector, in what appears to be the first case to be discontinued in line with the agency’s guidelines on assessing vertical agreements.

18 August 2021

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