Topic: Dawn raids

Portugal issues private health sector with SO over collective bargaining

The Portuguese Competition Authority has accused five hospitals and their business association of coordinating negotiation strategies to fix prices of services offered to public agencies, but lawyers have warned the case could mean “the end of collective bargaining” for professional organisations.

30 July 2021

Poland raids cleaning products manufacturer in RPM probe

Poland’s competition authority has raided the Kraków headquarters of cleaning products manufacturer Kärcher as part of a resale price maintenance investigation, one month after France’s Competition Authority dropped a similar probe into the German company.

21 July 2021

Portugal and Spain conduct joint dawn raids

Enforcers in Portugal and Spain have raided multiple companies that provide “commercial and financial information services” over allegations of market sharing and price-fixing.

22 June 2021

EU enforcer announces first dawn raid since covid-19

The European Commission has raided a clothing manufacturer in Germany on suspicions of anticompetitive practices, marking its first publicly-announced inspection in over two years.

22 June 2021

Pakistan raids poultry association

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has raided a trade association and an unnamed company in the poultry industry over suspected price-fixing and illegal information exchange.

02 June 2021

Poland issues rare fine for dawn raid obstruction

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has issued its second-ever fine to an individual for a procedural violation, as the agency hit a gym operator and its manager with a combined penalty for obstructing a dawn raid.

26 May 2021

Indian enforcer raids major cement companies

India’s competition watchdog has raided LafargeHolcim’s two local subsidiaries, as well as reportedly searching the offices of its rivals UltraTech Cement and Shree Cement.

10 December 2020

EU accuses Czech rail operator of predatory pricing

The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to state-owned Czech railway operator České dráhy for allegedly charging predatory prices.

30 October 2020

Italian enforcer launches Google online advertising probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided Google’s Italian office over allegations the tech company abused its dominance in the online display advertising market by preventing rivals from accessing user data.

28 October 2020

EU court partially annuls supermarket dawn raids

The EU General Court has ruled that the European Commission’s dawn raids on Casino and Intermarché in 2017 were partly unlawful, but confirmed the overall legality of the EU antitrust dawn raid regime after it was challenged by the supermarkets.

05 October 2020

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