Topic: Bid rigging

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

Italy probes Telecom Italia over access to data complaint

Italy’s Competition Authority is considering forcing Telecom Italia to hand over key mobile coverage data to rivals as it probes if the company abused its dominance by blocking competitors from a government tender.

03 January 2023

Ofcom issues rare antitrust fine for emergency services tender collusion

The UK’s communications regulator has fined Sepura £1.5 million for colluding with rival Motorola to rig a tender for telecommunications equipment used by the country’s emergency services, in what is the authority's third antitrust infringement decision.

20 December 2022

Report: JFTC secures confession as Tokyo Olympics bid-rigging probe intensifies

One of Japan’s top advertising companies has reportedly admitted to its role in rigging bids to plan test events for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, while another has filed for leniency.

16 December 2022

DOJ secures plea deal from Kentucky farmland bid-riggers

Two real estate professionals have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to rig bids for farmland and timber real estate in Kentucky, hours before the charges were set to go to trial.

01 December 2022

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