Topic: Information exchange

Samsung can’t pursue contributory LCD cartel damages claim in the UK, court rules

A UK court has ruled that Samsung Electronics’ bid to force a fellow EU liquid crystal display panel cartelist to pay part of a damages settlement should be heard in South Korea.

06 February 2023

DOJ signals increased scrutiny of information sharing

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division plans to withdraw support for three policy statements in which it blessed specific “safety zones” of information sharing between competitors.

02 February 2023

CMA warns airport operators against exchanging pricing information

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority and the country’s aviation regulator have warned several airport operators not to share confidential information after citing “intelligence” that suggests some companies may be breaching antitrust rules.

26 January 2023

Swiss court annuls and slashes fines in “unconstitutional” air cargo decision

A Swiss court has overturned and reduced fines on eight airlines for their alleged involvement in the global air cargo cartel, while ruling that the agency’s decision to stop them exchanging air freight information was “unconstitutional”.

19 January 2023

Latvia fines bid-rigging bus cartel

Latvia’s Competition Council has fined three public transport companies almost €2 million for rigging state tenders to win the rights to service 16 regionally important bus routes for a decade.

19 January 2023

Norwegian government signals supermarket price-fixing concerns

Norway’s trade minister reportedly wants the country’s competition watchdog to check whether supermarket chains have colluded to raise prices by announcing planned hikes through local media.

13 January 2023

Turkey deepens two investigations into Nestlé

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened two in-depth investigations into Nestlé’s local subsidiary to determine if the company imposed a series of vertical restraints on distributors and exchanged confidential price information with rivals.

10 January 2023

Cartel victim seeks damages from UK roofing suppliers

A roofing supply broker is hoping to receive about £1 million in compensation from two of the UK’s largest rolled lead roofing suppliers, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing conspiracy allegedly forced it into bankruptcy in 2017.

09 January 2023

Ukraine issues largest antitrust fines since start of war

Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has issued its largest antitrust fines since Russia’s invasion of the country, sanctioning two separate big rigging cartels a total of nearly €6 million.

06 January 2023

Pakistan’s top court backs competition watchdog in first cartel judgment

The Supreme Court of Pakistan's first-ever decision in a cartel case has cut the fine imposed on a major poultry association by 75% despite largely upholding the national competition enforcer's findings.

03 January 2023

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