Topic: Bid rigging

Greece raids medical equipment and construction companies

Greece’s Competition Commission has searched the offices of several unnamed companies in the medical equipment supplies market and construction sector.

11 March 2022

UK begins detention centre bid-rigging investigation

The UK’s antitrust enforcer is probing if immigration centre operator Mitie colluded with US contractor PAE over a Home Office tender to manage facilities for asylum seekers and others awaiting deportation.

04 March 2022

Japan fines printing companies for rigging bids

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined 24 printing companies over €13.2 million for colluding to rig bids, in a decision that marks the first time the agency has criticised a contract provider for its tender process.

03 March 2022

Italy fines water meter makers for rigging bids

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined five water meter suppliers over €10 million after finding they colluded to rig bids for nearly nine years.

17 February 2022

Danish road painters escape fines for anticompetitive consortium

A Danish court has acquitted two road painting companies for forming an illegal consortium agreement because their behaviour did not warrant criminal penalties, despite the country’s highest court ruling that the conduct infringed competition law.

15 February 2022

Germany settles with bridge component cartel members

Two bridge component manufacturers have agreed to pay Germany’s Federal Cartel Office €7.3 million to settle allegations that they shared the market for over a decade, although they continue to face a criminal bid-rigging probe by the country’s public prosecutor.

10 February 2022

Brazil probes global sports broadcasting cartel

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has said it has serious indications that eight sports media agencies and broadcasters, including Telefónica and the European Broadcasting Union, colluded over the acquisition of sports broadcasting rights on a worldwide basis.

04 February 2022

Credit Suisse to face trial in forex litigation

A federal New York judge has said there is sufficient evidence for claims to head to trial over Credit Suisse’s alleged involvement in a single overarching conspiracy to fix foreign currency exchange rates, but that a reasonable jury may still find the defendant not guilty.

03 February 2022

Chilean tribunal fines aerial firefighting cartel

Chile’s competition tribunal has fined two forest firefighting companies over €5.7 million for forming a cartel that rigged bids and fixed the price of aircrafts used to combat forest fires.

28 January 2022

India fines roll-on, roll-off cartel after seven-year probe

The Competition Commission of India has fined three Japanese car shipping companies and 19 individuals more than €7.5 million for conspiring to fix freight rates on multiple routes, becoming the latest agency to penalise the expansive roll-on, roll-off cartel.

25 January 2022

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