Topic: Hub and spoke

OECD urges caution over Singapore’s block exemption for liner shipping

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged Singapore’s government to carefully analyse whether the country’s block exemption for liner shipping agreements is fit for purpose ahead of its potential renewal later this year.

04 June 2021

New Zealand’s criminal cartel regime goes live

New Zealand has launched its long-awaited criminal cartel regime, meaning that price-fixing, market allocation and bid-rigging can now be punished with a jail sentence of up to seven years.

08 April 2021

Portugal imposes highest ever fines

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued its first hub-and-spoke cartel decisions, fining six food retailers and two beverage suppliers a total of €303.7 million for participating in two separate cartels.

04 January 2021

Indian Supreme Court axes Uber complaint

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Uber and Ola do not operate hub and spoke cartels through their pricing models, although it set aside a lower court’s ruling that only injured parties can raise a complaint with the country’s competition watchdog.

16 December 2020

Cartel claim against Uber goes to India’s Supreme Court

India’s top court will hear the merits of a case against Uber and Ola alleging that they operate an anticompetitive pricing model.

19 October 2020

Pakistan raids sugar association following enforcement criticism

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has raided the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association’s Lahore and Islamabad offices on suspicions of collusive conduct.

15 September 2020

Portugal issues fourth food retail hub-and-spoke SO

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued a statement of objections to three supermarket chains and a baked goods supplier as part of another investigation into price fixing in the food retail sector.

26 June 2020

Supreme Court nearly doubles Chile’s first hub-and-spoke fines

Chile’s Supreme Court has increased fines against three supermarket chains for fixing the price of chicken meat in the country’s first hub-and-spoke cartel sanctioned case.

15 April 2020

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