Topic: Dawn raids

Slovakian enforcer gains new chair

Local lawyers are hopeful that Juraj Beňa’s appointment as head of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic will usher in a “new phase” of antitrust enforcement in the country.

03 March 2023

Saudi enforcer issues fine for dawn raid obstruction

Saudi Arabia’s antitrust enforcer has fined a healthcare company €3.27 million for obstructing a dawn raid and withholding information in its investigation into suspected anticompetitive conduct during the coronavirus pandemic.

27 February 2023

Austria seeks more fines in construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine a construction company €4.8 million for its role in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

24 February 2023

Germany settles with road construction cartel

Germany’s competition authority has fined four construction companies almost €1 million for rigging hundreds of road construction tenders organised by the city of Dortmund.

15 February 2023

Hungary searches food businesses as part of accelerated market inquiry

Hungary’s Competition Authority has raided multiple companies as it progresses an accelerated sector inquiry into the market for preserved foods following complaints about price hikes and temporary supply shortages.

13 February 2023

Serbia raids central heating distributor over online RPM

Serbia’s competition authority has raided the local subsidiary of major central heating provider Vaillant and opened a probe to determine if the company fixed online retail prices for two brands sold in the country.

07 February 2023

Korea seeks criminal charges for cartel probe obstruction

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission is seeking criminal charges against a domestic truckers’ union for obstructing the agency’s cartel-related dawn raid by refusing access to its headquarters amid a nationwide protest over freight rates.

25 January 2023

Spain raids major oil companies

Spain’s competition enforcer has raided BP, Repsol and Cepsa over alleged anticompetitive conduct, while Greece’s Competition Commission has raided an unnamed business as part of its probe into a suspected toy cartel.

14 December 2022

Hong Kong raids fish market over price-fixing claims

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has raided one of the territory’s most important fish markets, as part of a joint operation with local organised crime investigators.

28 November 2022

Serbia raids food delivery app

Serbia’s competition authority has opened an investigation into Glovo, alleging the food delivery application abused its dominance by imposing exclusivity clauses on its restaurant partners, as the enforcer's dawn raid procedures face separate constitutional challenges.

15 November 2022

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