Topic: Dawn raids

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

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

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