Topic: Price fixing

Germany lifts lid on manhole cover cartel

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has fined the country's two leading manufacturers of manhole covers a total of €6 million for fixing prices and allocating customers.

14 January 2021

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

Romania sanctions agricultural machinery cartel

Romania’s antitrust authority has fined a pair of machinery producers and seven distributors a combined €26.5 million for fixing prices of agricultural equipment sold to EU-funded projects.

13 January 2021

Court denies DOJ’s bid to block acquitted FX trader from using certain evidence

A New York federal judge has denied the Department of Justice’s request to block former Citigroup trader Rohan Ramchandani from using admitted trial exhibits in civil proceedings before another government agency.

11 January 2021

Hungary fines recruitment association for price-fixing and no-poach agreements

The Hungarian Competition Authority has fined a recruitment association €2.8 million for imposing rules on its members that set minimum prices for their services and prevented them from recruiting each other's employees.

07 January 2021

Cement company receives deferred prosecution deal for DOJ cooperation

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has agreed to defer prosecution of Argos USA after the company admitted to its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for ready-mix concrete.

05 January 2021

Portugal imposes highest ever fines

The Portuguese Competition Authority has issued its first hub-and-spoke cartel decisions, fining six food retailers and two beverage suppliers a total of €303.7 million for participating in two separate cartels.

04 January 2021

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

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