Topic: Price fixing

Repsol fined again for non-compliance in Spain

Spain’s competition enforcer has fined Repsol €5 million for failing to comply with two decisions that ordered it to remove anticompetitive clauses from its agreements with petrol stations that set fuel prices.

18 December 2020

Google lawsuits pile up as 38 state AGs add to DOJ’s claims

A bipartisan group of US states and territories have alleged that Google illegally sought to maintain a monopoly over general search services, expanding upon a similar lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in October.

18 December 2020

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

CMA kicks off football kit pricing probe

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has begun an investigation into a suspected anticompetitive agreement between Rangers Football Club and four sportswear retailers relating to the prices charged for its replica football kits.

16 December 2020

Italian court annuls €678 million cartel fine

An appellate court has thrown out the largest cartel fine ever imposed by the Italian Competition Authority for major substantive errors in analysis and procedural flaws when investigating an alleged information exchange in the car financing market.

14 December 2020

DOJ brings first-ever criminal wage-fixing charge

The Department of Justice has charged a former owner of a Texas therapist staffing company with conspiring to lower wages paid to contractors.

11 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

Chile seeks penalties for forest fire aircraft collusion

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s competition tribunal to fine two companies for fixing the price of aircrafts used to fight forest fires.

02 December 2020

Canada says no-poach and wage-fixing agreements will not be criminalised

Canada’s Competition Bureau said it will not criminally investigate buy-side agreements for the purchase of products and services, such as no-poach and wage-fixing agreements.

01 December 2020

Lithuania cuts cartel fines by 80% due to covid-19

Lithuania’s Competition Council has slashed the cartel fines it planned to levy against two of the country’s largest film distributors and a cinema operator because of the covid-19 pandemic.

27 November 2020

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