Topic: Dawn raids

Germany raids power cable manufacturers

Germany’s competition enforcer has raided multiple power cable manufacturers over suspected price-fixing, including several companies that the European Commission has already penalised for cartel conduct.

21 January 2022

Sweden probes alleged coronavirus testing cartel

The Swedish Competition Authority has launched an investigation into two coronavirus testing providers for allegedly fixing the price of PCR tests at the country’s main international airport.

20 December 2021

CADE opens swathe of cartel probes

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has launched four separate cartel investigations this week into suspected anticompetitive conduct in the markets for waste collection and disposal, network cable supply, school transportation services and ethanol trading.

15 December 2021

Romania opens abuse of dominance probe into Boehringer Ingelheim

Romania’s Competition Council has raided one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies due to concerns it may have unlawfully induced consumers and healthcare professionals to buy and prescribe its own drugs instead of those made by rivals.

07 December 2021

Top French court upholds raid obstruction fine

France’s top court has upheld the national competition authority’s second-ever fine for obstructing a dawn raid, ruling that companies are liable for even the negligent actions of their employees.

06 December 2021

Dutch enforcer raids foods companies

The Dutch competition authority has raided multiple domestic and foreign companies in the food processing market, after the agency’s head previously warned it would be conducting more office searches.

01 December 2021

EU continues dawn raid surge after searching defence company

The European Commission has raided an unnamed company in the defence sector, as it upholds its recent promise to conduct more office searches.

24 November 2021

EU closes lid on canned vegetable cartel

The European Commission has fined Conserve Italia and its subsidiary Conserves France a total of €20 million for participating in a 13-year cartel that fixed the price of canned vegetables, with observers saying the decision could spark damages actions across Europe.

19 November 2021

French and Spanish enforcers launch dawn raids

Spain’s antitrust authority has raided companies in the military equipment market after it first started investigating a bid-rigging cartel in the sector in June, while France’s Competition Authority has also raided several food retailers.

11 November 2021

Israeli enforcer opens criminal probe into food retail sector

Israel’s antitrust watchdog has raided the offices of the country’s largest supermarket along with a major food manufacturer, reportedly over concerns about price-fixing.

10 November 2021

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