Topic: Dawn raids

EU shutters sports broadcasting probe

The European Commission has confirmed the closure of a cartel probe it launched five years ago into the sports broadcasting industry with raids on Ziggo Sport, Fox Networks Group and others.

22 June 2023

Poland raids farm equipment sector

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has conducted one of the largest dawn raid operations in its history as it probes whether three agricultural equipment companies and their subsidiaries colluded to fix prices, share information and divide the market.

19 June 2023

EU closes two antitrust probes due to insufficient evidence

The European Commission has closed two separate antitrust investigations in the wood pulp and water infrastructure sectors after dawn raiding several companies in both markets.

15 June 2023

KFTC raids banks over potential collusion

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has reportedly raided the country’s four largest banks for the second time this year over suspicions they colluded on loan rates.

15 June 2023

EU raids synthetic turf companies

The European Commission has raided multiple sports turf companies across several member states based on concerns they might have breached EU cartel rules.

07 June 2023

EFTA authority opens abuse probe into Nordic retailer

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has opened an investigation into the largest electronics retailer in the Nordic region over allegations it implemented exclusivity agreements with suppliers.

25 May 2023

Italy kicks off abuse probe into national football association

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided the premises of the country’s football association over allegations it prevented rival sports bodies from organising amateur tournaments for two consecutive seasons.

24 May 2023

France raids SNCF

France’s Competition Authority has searched the offices of the country’s state-owned rail operator as part of a probe into a possible competition law breach.

15 May 2023

Brazil reaches second €10 million settlement in pacemaker cartel probe

International medical technology company Biotronik Comercial Médica has admitted to its role in a cartel that rigged public bids to provide various high-technology medical supplies in the Brazilian pacemaker market.

28 April 2023

Germany raids energy company over excessive pricing concerns

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has raided the premises of EnBW Group as it investigates whether the electricity grid operator charged excessive prices to smaller energy suppliers for its blackout-prevention service.

26 April 2023

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