Topic: Information exchange

French court upholds voucher cartel fines

France’s Competition Authority has successfully defended its decision to impose nearly €415 million fines on a meal voucher cartel, but at least one business has said it will appeal against the ruling.

29 November 2023

RealPage hits back at DOJ interest in private price-fixing case

The Department of Justice defied well-established antitrust jurisprudence when backing a proposed class of renters’ price-fixing allegations against RealPage, the company has argued.

27 November 2023

Morocco strikes €166 million settlement with fuel cartel

Nine fuel companies have agreed to pay €166 million and committed not to manipulate prices at petrol stations to close a cartel investigation in Morocco.

24 November 2023

EU fines Rabobank, confirms Deutsche Bank penalty waiver

Deutsche Bank has avoided a €156 million fine as the immunity applicant in a European Commission bonds trading cartel probe, though fellow conspirator Rabobank must pay a €26.6 million penalty.

22 November 2023

Glovo and Delivery Hero raided again

The European Commission has conducted another round of raids on the premises of Glovo and Delivery Hero as it widens an ongoing antitrust probe to cover possible no-poach agreements and illegal information exchanges.

21 November 2023

DOJ: pricing algorithms subject to “full force” of per se rule

RealPage cannot evade antitrust scrutiny because its algorithm facilitated a price-fixing conspiracy, the Department of Justice has said in backing a proposed class of renters.

17 November 2023

Norway opens in-depth probe into banking tie-up

Nordea's proposed acquisition of Danske Bank’s personal and private banking businesses requires closer scrutiny because it risks harming competition for mortgage services, the Norwegian Competition Authority has said.

08 November 2023

Top French court dismisses L'Oréal appeal against €189.5 million fine

France’s Supreme Court has rejected L'Oréal’s challenge against a fine for colluding to strengthen the bargaining power of suppliers and increase prices in two markets.

06 November 2023

DC sues real estate “cartel” for inflating rents

The attorney general of Washington, DC, has accused RealPage of orchestrating a price-fixing conspiracy with more than a dozen landlords, marking the first enforcer-led lawsuit challenging the use of these pricing algorithms.

02 November 2023

CNMC missed deadline to fine IT company, Spanish court rules

The Spanish National Court has upheld fines against four IT companies for sharing information and dividing the market but quashed a sanction against a fifth cartelist due to a procedural violation.

16 October 2023

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