Topic: Dawn raids

China punishes pharmaceutical supplier for abuse of dominance

China’s competition watchdog has ordered one of the country’s largest suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredients to pay over €1.4 million for imposing excessive prices on drug manufacturers from 2014 to 2017.

02 November 2021

India targets liquor companies in bid-rigging raids

The Competition Commission of India has raided the offices of at least eight alcohol manufacturers that allegedly rigged local government tenders for the procurement of low-priced spirits.

28 October 2021

EU watchdog upholds dawn raid surge promise

The European Commission has raided the Belgian offices of animal pharmaceutical manufacturer Zoetis, days after EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager warned of multiple planned inspections in the coming months.

25 October 2021

Vestager doubles down on EU cartel enforcement commitments

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has revealed that her agency is scrutinising a decline in leniency applications while also planning multiple dawn raids in the coming months.

22 October 2021

European Commission raids wood pulp companies

The European Commission has raided a group of companies in the wood pulp sector across several member states due to concerns they participated in a cartel.

13 October 2021

Belgium ignites cigarette information exchange allegations

The Belgian Competition Authority has followed enforcers in Spain, the Netherlands and Ukraine in accusing four major cigarette companies of discussing the future prices of their cigarettes.

04 October 2021

Greek authority continues dawn raids surge

Greece’s Competition Commission has raided several companies in the school equipment market based on concerns they breached resale price maintenance rules, confirming a shift in policy that has seen it increase the number of office inspections it launches.

17 September 2021

Brazil launches mass cartel probe into outsourced services

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has formalised a sprawling investigation into more than 40 companies that allegedly rigged bids related to outsourced public and private services, including paramedic aid and building maintenance.

16 September 2021

Pakistan raids duopolist tractor manufacturers

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has raided two tractor manufacturers after suspecting that they colluded to raise prices over the past three years.

07 September 2021

CADE split on school cartel fines

Brazil's antitrust authority remains divided on how it should calculate fines levied on a school uniform cartel, with lawyers saying the uncertainty makes cases unpredictable and inconsistent.

23 August 2021

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