Topic: Market sharing

South Africa seeks to fine spark plug maker in auto parts probe

The Competition Commission of South Africa has urged the country’s specialist antitrust tribunal to fine NGK Spark Plug Company for its role in the global auto parts cartel.

22 July 2021

Merger probe unearths non-compete agreement in Portugal

The Portuguese Competition Authority has fined two waste management companies and six of their employees almost €3 million after a merger investigation uncovered an illegal agreement to eliminate competition.

07 July 2021

JPMorgan contests settlement disclosure request in Australian cartel case

JPMorgan has pushed back against claims that its discussions with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the country’s financial regulator during the course of leniency negotiations should be disclosed to banks fighting cartel charges in a landmark case.

01 June 2021

CADE settles another Operation Car Wash probe

Construction company Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia has agreed to pay approximately 11.6 million reais (€1.8 million) to settle a cartel probe conducted by Brazil’s competition authority as part of Operation Car Wash.

28 May 2021

CADE settles auto parts probe despite dissent from commissioners

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to pay €3.3 million to settle an investigation by Brazil’s competition authority into an automotive clutch cartel, although two commissioners at the agency voted against the fine for being too lenient.

27 May 2021

Poland issues rare fine for dawn raid obstruction

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has issued its second-ever fine to an individual for a procedural violation, as the agency hit a gym operator and its manager with a combined penalty for obstructing a dawn raid.

26 May 2021

Peru sanctions textbook cartel

Peru’s competition enforcer has hit several printing companies and their former employees with nearly €5.8 million in fines after finding they allocated the market for textbook printing services and rigged bids for supply contracts tendered by the Ministry of Education.

18 May 2021

Austria issues more charges in “biggest ever” cartel probe

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has filed charges against seven subsidiaries of a national construction company as part of its largest-ever cartel investigation.

23 April 2021

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