Topic: Bid rigging

Fledgling Brunei enforcer explores first bid-rigging case

The Competition Commission of Brunei Darussalam has received its first request from a government agency to look into a potential bid-rigging case, the authority’s chairperson has revealed.

26 August 2022

Court ruling forces Italian agency to cut cartel fine by over €60 million

Italy’s Competition Authority has slashed a cartel fine on a sports management agency by more than 99% after the country’s highest administrative court ruled it must consider a company's financial state at the time of an infringement decision when calculating penalties.

23 August 2022

UPDATE: Ecuador sanctions medical supply providers in contentious bid-rigging ruling

Ecuador’s antitrust enforcer has fined five companies for rigging public tenders for medical supplies in a decision that has sparked controversy over how the authority assessed their corporate structure.

18 August 2022

Portugal focuses on public bid-rigging amid growing inflation concerns

Portugal’s antitrust enforcer has doubled down on its enforcement against public procurement cartels amidst rising inflation, while urging governments not to implement price controls to tackle the rising cost of living.

17 August 2022

KFTC again fines steel cartel in show of ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to collusion

The Korean antitrust watchdog has fined 11 steelmakers a combined €190.7 million for rigging public tenders to purchase steel reinforcing bars, while referring more than half the companies for criminal prosecution.

11 August 2022

KFTC fines pair of bid rigging cartels €52.5 million

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined two separate cartels nearly €52.5 million for conspiring to rig bids in the country’s credit card and rail carriage supply markets.

15 July 2022

Portugal sanctions security companies for 11-year bid-rigging cartel

Portugal’s antitrust watchdog has fined seven securities companies €41.3 million for rigging tenders to provide hospitals, universities and public authorities with surveillance and security services.

14 July 2022

France alleges nuclear decommissioning cartel

France’s Competition Authority has accused six companies in the nuclear decommissioning market of illegally exchanging information and rigging public procurement procedures.

12 July 2022

Spain sanctions 25-year construction cartel

Spain’s competition authority has fined six of the country’s leading construction companies a combined €203.6 million after finding they rigged thousands of public tenders for construction and civil projects over a 25-year period.

07 July 2022

Korea penalises manhole cover cartel

Korea’s antitrust authority has fined five manhole cover manufacturers a total of €1.6 million for rigging bids over a period lasting more than eight years.

05 July 2022

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