Organisation: BNP Paribas

Belgium suspends banking cartel probe

Several banks have fended off a formal antitrust investigation into an alleged "gentlemen's agreement” covering government bonds in Belgium.

26 September 2023

Banks prevail in long-running French cheque processing cartel saga

France’s top court has annulled fines imposed on 10 banks for agreeing to raise cheque processing charges because the national antitrust authority failed to establish the conduct constituted a by-object infringement when issuing the sanctions 13 years ago.

03 July 2023

South Africa wins forex jurisdiction battle again

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has refused to strike out over a dozen banks from the national enforcer’s forex cartel case for a second time, ruling that the agency has jurisdiction to fine foreign banks with no local presence for participating in a price-fixing conspiracy.

31 March 2023

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