Topic: Bid rigging

Hong Kong enforcer seeks first-ever settlement

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has for the first time asked the territory’s specialist tribunal to accept a settlement with three companies it has accused of fixing the price of bulk mail equipment.

25 November 2021

Peru imposes largest-ever fine on construction cartel

Peru’s antitrust enforcer has fined 33 construction companies and 26 of their executives over €608 million for rigging bids on 112 tenders for public road projects.

24 November 2021

DOJ: Broiler-chicken defendant fishing for evidence “in an empty pond”

The Department of Justice has pushed back against a defendant’s claims in its broiler chicken price-fixing case that messages between two FBI agents show that the officials are unreliable witnesses.

17 November 2021

Australian pharmaceutical ingredient supplier pleads guilty to criminal cartel charges

An Australian producer of an active pharmaceutical ingredient for antispasmodic medication has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel charges after admitting it fixed prices, rigged bids and allocated customers.

16 November 2021

Korea fines transport companies for bid-rigging

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined three shipping companies nearly €3.6 million for colluding to rig bids for transporting heavy equipment such as engines and forklifts over an eight year period.

08 November 2021

Broiler chicken defendants push back against price-fixing allegations

Six individuals charged with fixing prices and rigging bids of broiler chicken have stressed their innocence to a jury in Colorado.

28 October 2021

DOJ and ex-Pilgrim’s Pride employees take stage at broiler chicken trial

The Department of Justice and former chicken company executives have squared off in a federal Colorado court over whether increased chicken prices during the last decade were because of criminal antitrust violations or industry forces and business strategies.

27 October 2021

Austria hits country's largest construction company with record fine

Austria’s Cartel Court has issued its largest-ever fine of more than €45 million on two Strabag Group subsidiaries for taking part in a bid-rigging cartel that lasted nearly 15 years.

22 October 2021

Broiler chicken defendants prepare to redirect blame at trial

Several executives accused of fixing prices for broiler chicken products are prepared to point the blame at their colleagues during a criminal trial starting next week.

20 October 2021

Spain hits rail network sector with second major fine

Spain’s competition authority has fined seven rail and communications companies as well as 10 executives a combined €127.8 million for bid-rigging, in the latest of two major fines imposed on the rail network market since 2019.

04 October 2021

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