Topic: Price fixing

India hits beer cartel with major fines

The Competition Commission of India has fined United Breweries, Carlsberg and eight of their executives a total of 9 billion rupees (€104 million) for price-fixing, collectively restricting supplies and dividing the country’s beer market.

24 September 2021

COFECE sanctions football clubs in first no-poach probe

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has fined more than a dozen top-tier football clubs and the country’s soccer federation for imposing salary caps and restricting player movement in the authority’s first-ever no-poach probe.

24 September 2021

Taiwan fines Delivery Hero subsidiary for vertical restraints

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Asia’s largest food and grocery delivery platform for unlawfully dictating the prices charged by partner restaurants and stopping them from developing their own takeaway services.

22 September 2021

Top German court blesses indirect purchaser claims in trucks litigation

The EU trucks cartel likely raised the prices of trucks manufactured and sold by companies that were not part of the collusion, Germany’s highest court has ruled.

15 September 2021

Israeli court imprisons senior executive in AI cartel

A court in Israel has sentenced a former executive at a software company to five and a half months in prison for participating in a price-fixing cartel, as the country's judiciary continues a recent trend of imprisoning individuals for antitrust violations.

14 September 2021

German court quashes brewery cartel fines

A court in Düsseldorf has issued a rare decision overturning €8 million in cartel fines levied against three breweries by Germany’s competition authority, after concluding that there was insufficient evidence to justify the sanctions.

13 September 2021

States seek interviews from DOJ’s criminal case against generic pharma

A federal judge in Philadelphia has delayed making a firm decision on whether civil plaintiffs suing generic drugmakers for alleged price-fixing can access confidential interviews from the Department of Justice’s criminal case.

10 September 2021

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

Khan calls on FTC to explore new ways to block gas station mergers

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has said she is directing staff to explore new ways to challenge mergers between retail gas outlets.

31 August 2021

Irish motor insurance probe ends with compliance commitments

The Irish antitrust watchdog has secured compliance commitments from six motor insurance providers including Aviva and Allianz, but observers have branded the remedies an unsatisfactory ending to the agency’s first price-signalling investigation.

24 August 2021

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