Topic: Market sharing

Spain shuts down multiple solid fuel cartels

Spain’s competition authority has fined six companies and five executives a total of €3.7 million for operating three separate cartels in the solid fuels sector.

14 January 2021

Poland clamps down on fitness cartel

Poland's competition enforcer has fined eight fitness companies and six of their managers a total of €7.2 million for market sharing, marking only the second time it has fined individuals for an antitrust infringement.

12 January 2021

Pakistan uncovers cement sector cartel

An investigative team within Pakistan’s competition watchdog has found evidence of cartel activity in the cement sector and recommended that the agency bring cases against the leading trade association and its members.

17 December 2020

Poland fines first individual for cartel infringement

Poland’s competition watchdog has fined two of Veolia’s local subsidiaries €26.8 million for market sharing, while also imposing its first-ever cartel sanction on a company executive who it found to be “directly responsible” for the infringement.

07 December 2020

Portugal fines telecoms cartel as second probe continues

The Portuguese Competition Authority has imposed an €84 million fine on Altice’s local subsidiary MEO for colluding to fix prices and share markets with virtual mobile network operator NOWO, which escaped a penalty as the leniency applicant.

04 December 2020

ECJ orders reconsideration of heat stabiliser cartel fines

The European Court of Justice has ordered the General Court to reconsider its ruling annulling the European Commission’s fines against three companies involved in the heat stabiliser cartel.

26 November 2020

Norway issues highest-ever cartel fine

The Norwegian Competition Authority has imposed its highest-ever fine for a cartel infringement, ordering Verisure to pay €72.5 million for colluding with a rival to share the market for home alarms.

25 November 2020

Taiwan fines hard disk drives cartel

Taiwan’s competition watchdog has imposed nearly €18 million in fines on three companies it said exchanged sensitive information and fixed the price of hard disk drives components.

16 November 2020

South Africa closes 11-year cement cartel case

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has approved a settlement between the country’s antitrust enforcer and a leading cement supplier, granting the company immunity 11 years after it first launched the cartel probe.

12 November 2020

National Grid settles final UK power cables claim

National Grid has settled a claim against Prysmian just before the dispute was scheduled to go to trial, marking the electricity grid operator’s fourth and final settlement with members of the power cables cartel.

11 November 2020

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