Topic: Dawn raids

EU raids fashion companies

The European Commission has raided companies in several member states active in the fashion industry.

19 May 2022

CMA warns businesses against exploiting cost of living crisis

A senior official at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has warned potential cartelists that the enforcer will take action – including dawn raids – against businesses using the cost of living crisis as an “excuse” to collectively raise prices.

11 May 2022

Netherlands raids street furniture companies

The Dutch competition authority has searched several companies in the market for roadside equipment as part of an alleged bid-rigging probe.

21 April 2022

EU confirms first home raid in recent memory

A senior official at the European Commission has confirmed the agency raided the home of a company employee implicated in a cartel investigation “for the first time in many years”, while warning that it intends to use such powers more often.

06 April 2022

EU and Germany raid Gazprom in abuse probe

The European Commission and Germany’s Federal Cartel Office have raided multiple companies in the natural gas sector – including Gazprom, according to press reports – over suspected abuse of dominance concerns.

31 March 2022

CADE punishes coating resin cartel

Brazil’s competition authority has fined two companies and five individuals a total of €8.8 million for fixing prices and exchanging sensitive information over a 14-year period in the domestic coating resin market.

24 March 2022

Greece raids medical equipment and construction companies

Greece’s Competition Commission has searched the offices of several unnamed companies in the medical equipment supplies market and construction sector.

11 March 2022

Greece raids pasta suppliers, Norway searches finance company

Greece’s antitrust watchdog has raided nine pasta suppliers and retailers over suspected vertical and horizontal anticompetitive agreements, while Norway's competition authority has searched an unnamed company in the finance sector.

17 February 2022

Poland seeks penalty for dawn raid obstruction

The Polish antitrust authority is seeking sanctions against a video surveillance provider that allegedly obstructed a dawn raid related to the enforcer’s investigation into resale price maintenance in the sector.

16 February 2022

Top French court says enforcer unlawfully seized privileged documents

France’s top court has ruled that the country’s antitrust authority unlawfully seized privileged information from an unnamed company during an investigation, marking the first time the court has recognised that internal documents summarising legal advice are protected by privilege.

14 February 2022

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