Topic: Bid rigging

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

Belgium targets DPG Media in rare bid-rigging case

The Belgian Competition Authority has raided DPG Media and a press distributor over suspicions that they colluded to rig a government tender for the nationwide delivery of newspapers and magazines.

30 November 2022

DOJ’s procurement focus showing dividends, practitioners say

Three years after its creation, the Department of Justice’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force has established a commitment to stomping out bid-rigging affecting contracts across the US government, several lawyers have said.

29 November 2022

Austria urges top court to intervene in construction cartel case

Austria’s antitrust watchdog has asked the country’s highest court to rebuke a lower court for refusing to review and amend a leniency applicant’s cartel fine, arguing that the purported legal loophole does not exist.

25 November 2022

JFTC probes advertisers for Tokyo Olympics bid-rigging

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is reportedly investigating several companies for rigging bids for the provision of advertising and test event planning during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

21 November 2022

Indian tribunal upholds LPG cartel decision but orders penalty recalculation

India’s specialist competition tribunal has confirmed that a group of liquid petroleum gas cylinder companies participated in a bid-rigging conspiracy but ordered the country’s antitrust authority to recalculate the fines based on the date of illegal conduct, not its infringement decision.

15 November 2022

Indonesian enforcer partners with attorney general to recover delinquent fines

Indonesia’s antitrust watchdog has partnered with the attorney general’s office to recover fines that more than 300 companies have refused to pay for competition law violations over the past decade.

08 November 2022

Hong Kong nets record €19.5 million settlement for air conditioning cartel

A Hong Kong-based building services provider has agreed to pay a record-high €19.5 million fine for rigging bids to service air conditioning units in a settlement that resolves two separate probes.

04 November 2022

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