Topic: Market sharing

Australian government pushes for jail time in criminal cartel case

Australian prosecutors have argued that the imposition of a custodial sentence on a former manager at an active pharmaceutical ingredient producer who has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel charges is necessary for future deterrence.

16 September 2022

Finland proposes €43 million cartel fines after 10-year probe

Finland’s competition watchdog has asked the national Market Court to fine the country’s two largest plastic pipe manufacturers and three largest plastic pipe wholesalers a combined €43 million for operating a seven-year market-sharing cartel, marking the agency’s fourth-largest fining proposal.

09 September 2022

Poland probes Kia dealerships over collusive agreements

Poland’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into a domestic Kia importer and 10 of its dealers on suspicion the companies agreed to fix prices and allocate the local market for the manufacturer's cars.

07 September 2022

Austrian enforcer seeks more fines in sprawling construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine four companies belonging to one construction group a total of €26.3 million after they admitted to participating in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

06 September 2022

Cass-Gottlieb calls for repeal of antitrust exemptions for shippers

The head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said that repealing a set of special exemptions that benefit the liner shipping industry would help stimulate competition between rivals on Australian trade routes.

01 September 2022

DOJ: Co-conspirator testimony will prove oncology conspiracy

The Department of Justice says the testimony of William Harwin’s alleged primary co-conspirator will prove the doctor was involved in a criminal agreement to allocate cancer treatments in southwest Florida.

18 August 2022

CMA accepts modified commitment offer to clear ferry agreement

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has closed its probe into a proposed capacity-sharing agreement between P&O Ferries and DFDS, after the operators promised to appoint a monitoring trustee to ensure they comply with a commitment to limit service cancellations.

08 August 2022

SAMR bulldozes concrete cartel run through unregistered trade association

China’s antitrust watchdog has fined seven companies more than €2.3 million for fixing the price of commercial concrete, restricting supply and allocating the market in the Fujian province through an unregistered trade association for nearly three years.

07 July 2022

Denmark seeks first fines since competition law amendment

Denmark’s antitrust watchdog has asked a local court to fine a home textiles supply association for entering into a market-sharing agreement with its member retail stores, which marks the first time the enforcer is using its new sanctioning procedure.

04 July 2022

UK consults on English Channel ferry commitments

A pair of ferry operators have offered to amend their capacity-sharing agreement to end a probe by the UK’s antitrust enforcer, but they still face the threat of sanctions from France’s Competition Authority.

13 June 2022

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