Topic: Supply restrictions

Judge certifies three classes of broiler chicken purchasers

A federal judge in Illinois has certified three classes of purchasers in the Broiler Chicken antitrust litigation, rejecting poultry processors’ claims that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate causation and injury in a “common fashion”.

30 May 2022

EU adopts revised VBER

The European Commission has adopted its new vertical block exemption regulation and accompanying guidelines, which remove the exemption for dual distribution agreements and wide most-favoured-nation clauses.

10 May 2022

COFECE fails in complaint to top court challenging controversial energy bill

Mexico’s Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint by the country’s competition authority against a controversial new law that would give the main state-owned electricity company greater power over the national energy market.

22 April 2022

Korea fines trade association for role in chicken cartel

Korea’s antitrust authority has fined a chicken trade association nearly €900,000 for its role in fixing chicken prices and supply levels to the benefit of its members over a nine-year period.

19 April 2022

EU drops probe into Qatari gas supply agreements

The European Commission has dropped its investigation into liquefied natural gas supply agreements between Qatar Energy and several European gas importers, after it failed to find evidence that the company imposed anticompetitive restrictive clauses.

05 April 2022

EU and Germany raid Gazprom in abuse probe

The European Commission and Germany’s Federal Cartel Office have raided multiple companies in the natural gas sector – including Gazprom, according to press reports – over suspected abuse of dominance concerns.

31 March 2022

Korea hits ice cream makers with €100 million price fixing fines

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined five confectionary companies nearly €100 million for marking-up the sales price of ice cream products and colluding with distributors to increase delivery fees for retailers.

17 February 2022

Romania sanctions drugmakers €71 million for supply restrictions

Romania’s antitrust watchdog has fined five pharmaceutical companies and a drug association a combined €71 million for restricting the supply of immunoglobulin medications.

15 February 2022

KFTC fines concrete makers for price-fixing

The Korean competition authority has fined 19 concrete producers and suppliers a total of €9.5 million for fixing the price of ready-mix concrete and allocating the market over an eight-year period.

10 February 2022

CMA fines pharma companies for restricting drug supplies

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has fined four pharmaceutical companies and a private equity group more than £35 million for agreeing to limit the supply of an anti-nausea tablet to the National Health Service, causing prices to rise by 700%.

03 February 2022

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