Topic: Market sharing

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

Mastercard confesses role in UK welfare card cartel

Mastercard and two card issuers face fines of £32 million after admitting that they agreed not to compete with one another to provide local authorities in the UK with prepaid cards given to individuals receiving welfare support.

31 March 2021

France sanctions sandwich cartel

France’s Competition Authority has fined a pair of mass-produced sandwich makers €24.6 million for conspiring to rig bids in response to tenders put out by large food retailers.

26 March 2021

UK ro-ro class action claim listed for November

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has delayed a class certification hearing relating to the EU roll-on roll-off shipping cartel to November over concerns that listing it earlier would leave some defendant counsel unable to attend.

19 March 2021

Romania launches medical waste probe following sector study and raids

The Romanian Competition Council has begun investigating eight medical waste treatment and disposal companies over suspicions they divided the market and conspired to block new entrants.

19 March 2021

Mexico issues chargesheet in “widest” ever cartel probe

Mexico's competition enforcer has accused 56 liquefied petroleum gas suppliers and 34 individuals of sharing markets and colluding on prices, in what it says is its largest-ever investigation.

18 March 2021

Hungary settles with artificial nail supplier over RPM

The Hungarian Competition Authority has reached a settlement with a nail products supplier accused of setting resale prices and including geographical restrictions in contracts with distributors that sold its products to nail salons.

12 March 2021

CMA disqualifies roofing supply cartel directors

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has disqualified three directors at two rolled lead suppliers after they conspired to fix prices and divide markets in the construction industry.

10 March 2021

Colombia shuts down mining cartel

Colombia’s state-owned oil producer has escaped sanctions after the country’s competition authority found no evidence it promoted a cartel in the mining sector that resulted in fines for nine companies, eight of their executives and a trade association.

09 March 2021

Chesapeake Energy settles market allocation allegations with Pennsylvania

Chesapeake Energy has settled claims it conspired to allocate fracking locations with a rival drilling company.

09 March 2021

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