Topic: Information exchange

India fines roll-on, roll-off cartel after seven-year probe

The Competition Commission of India has fined three Japanese car shipping companies and 19 individuals more than €7.5 million for conspiring to fix freight rates on multiple routes, becoming the latest agency to penalise the expansive roll-on, roll-off cartel.

25 January 2022

Germany gives feedback on sustainability agreements

Germany’s antitrust enforcer has issued advice clarifying whether a pair of sustainability-focused cooperation agreements comply with competition rules, in a rare move that local lawyers say highlights the need for guidance at an EU level.

18 January 2022

Chip cartelists argue limitation defence in UK follow-on damages claim

Two members of the smart card chip cartel have told a UK court that Gemalto’s follow-on claim against them is time-barred because the technology company could have launched a damages action well before the European Commission issued its infringement decision.

13 January 2022

UK disqualifies director linked to pharma cartel

The former director of a pharmaceutical wholesaler that illegally exchanged information with rivals has committed to stay out of all company management for the next four years, to avoid the UK’s antitrust enforcer obtaining a court order against him.

11 January 2022

Class action accuses elite universities of colluding to limit financial aid

A group of 16 elite US universities – including Brown, Georgetown and Yale – conspired to reduce the amount of financial aid they provide to admitted students, according to a new putative class action lawsuit.

10 January 2022

Poland issues pair of truck cartel decisions

Poland’s competition authority has fined six DAF truck dealers and eight managers a total of €26.8 million for allocating the country’s trucks market in two hybrid settlement decisions.

10 January 2022

Guernsey enforcer accuses telecoms providers of information exchange

The Guernsey Competition & Regulatory Authority is considering imposing a fine on two mobile phone companies after they unlawfully exchanged information, shortly after it issued its first-ever antitrust fine.

10 January 2022

Guernsey enforcer issues first-ever competition fine

The Guernsey Competition & Regulatory Authority has fined a healthcare provider £1.5 million for imposing non-compete clauses on its consultants, in what is the authority’s first-ever antitrust penalty since it split from the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities in 2020.

07 January 2022

CADE opens swathe of cartel probes

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has launched four separate cartel investigations this week into suspected anticompetitive conduct in the markets for waste collection and disposal, network cable supply, school transportation services and ethanol trading.

15 December 2021

UK court expresses frustration at banks in forex litigation

An English judge has questioned if defendant banks in a UK damages claim alleging illegal collusion in the foreign exchange rate market have brought the country’s legal system into disrepute by allowing a lower court judge to misunderstand the nature of their defence.

09 December 2021

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