Topic: Bid rigging

Egypt uncovers two big-rigging cartels

The Egyptian Competition Authority has identified two separate cartels that rigged tender procedures run by public electricity distributors to purchase street lamp posts and galvanised steel pipes.

02 February 2023

Slovakian appellate council annuls €8.6 million bid-rigging fine

The appellate body of Slovakia’s antitrust enforcer has annulled one of the agency’s largest-ever fines, branding its decision in a bid-rigging case unreviewable and ordering the enforcer to resume its investigation.

01 February 2023

Ex-NYC transit worker admits to defrauding city bids

A former New York City transit worker has pleaded guilty to a single wire fraud charge after the Department of Justice accused him of submitting anticompetitive bids to purchase the city’s used vehicles.

01 February 2023

Tokyo Olympics cartel probe reportedly secures another confession

Japanese advertising company Dentsu Group has reportedly admitted to colluding to rig dozens of bids to advertise and plan test events for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, less than two months after rival Hakuhodo purportedly confessed its role in the infringement.

31 January 2023

CADE investigates business intelligence cartel

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has launched a wide-reaching investigation into 18 companies and 25 individuals over suspicions they rigged tenders for business intelligence products and services.

24 January 2023

DOJ prosecutions on the rise, but fines plummet

Criminal antitrust prosecutions are near an all-time high at the Department of Justice, but the Antitrust Division secured just $1.4 million in fines last year.

23 January 2023

Latvia fines bid-rigging bus cartel

Latvia’s Competition Council has fined three public transport companies almost €2 million for rigging state tenders to win the rights to service 16 regionally important bus routes for a decade.

19 January 2023

Italy rejects interim injunction request against TIM

Italy’s Competition Authority has refused to temporarily force Telecom Italia to provide its rivals with access to key mobile coverage data, but will continue investigating the company for abuse of dominance.

11 January 2023

Indonesia considers sanctions on auto parts cartel

Indonesia’s antitrust authority has launched infringement proceedings against Denso and Sanden for allegedly conspiring to allocate the market for supplying air conditioning systems for certain Daihatsu vehicles.

11 January 2023

Ukraine issues largest antitrust fines since start of war

Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has issued its largest antitrust fines since Russia’s invasion of the country, sanctioning two separate big rigging cartels a total of nearly €6 million.

06 January 2023

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