Topic: Bid rigging

Four arrested in Hong Kong over suspected cartel with organised crime link

Four individuals have been arrested in Hong Kong following a joint raid by the territory’s competition watchdog and its police force targeting a company suspected of manipulating a tender for building maintenance.

18 January 2022

Slovakia issues rare fine against construction cartel

Slovakia’s competition authority has imposed an €8.6 million fine on three companies that rigged bids for an energy infrastructure construction contract, in one of the agency’s highest-ever penalty decisions.

11 January 2022

Poland issues pair of truck cartel decisions

Poland’s competition authority has fined six DAF truck dealers and eight managers a total of €26.8 million for allocating the country’s trucks market in two hybrid settlement decisions.

10 January 2022

South African tribunal refuses cartel confession walk back

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has rejected an auto repair shop’s request to renege on a cartel settlement agreement with the country’s antitrust watchdog on grounds of economic hardship and lack of legal representation.

07 January 2022

Dutch enforcer dodges compensation claim

A court in the Netherlands has rejected a claim by four real estate traders seeking a combined €3.7 million in damages from the country’s antitrust watchdog for alleged losses suffered as a result of bid-rigging fines that were eventually annulled.

06 January 2022

CADE opens swathe of cartel probes

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has launched four separate cartel investigations this week into suspected anticompetitive conduct in the markets for waste collection and disposal, network cable supply, school transportation services and ethanol trading.

15 December 2021

Hong Kong enforcer seeks first criminal charges in latest cartel case

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has asked local police to investigate the criminal obstruction of a dawn raid for the first time, as part of a probe by the enforcer into a pair of cleaning service companies accused of bid-rigging.

15 December 2021

Malaysian enforcer launches mammoth bid-rigging probe

Malaysia’s Competition Commission is investigating more than 500 companies for rigging government tenders worth more than 2 billion ringgit (€417.6 million), the agency’s chief executive has revealed.

15 December 2021

Korea fines aluminium alloy cartel

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined eight aluminium alloy makers nearly €15.6 million after finding they rigged bids for products ordered by Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia.

08 December 2021

Judge denies request to declare trial against two broiler-chicken defendants invalid

A federal judge in Colorado has rejected two defendants' request for a mistrial in the Department of Justice’s case alleging price-fixing and bid-rigging in the broiler chicken industry, calling the petition premature.

06 December 2021

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