Topic: Information exchange

Austrian court imposes more fines in ongoing construction cartel probe

Austria’s Cartel Court has followed the national competition authority’s recommendation to fine a construction company €27.15 million for its role in the country’s biggest-ever cartel.

04 October 2023

Boehringer Ingelheim first to break ranks in Brazilian cartel probe

Drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim has struck a settlement deal with Brazil’s competition watchdog, agreeing to pay a €4.35 million fine to end a probe into its role in a nearly three-decade-long conspiracy.

14 September 2023

Iceland fines Samskip following decade-long investigation

Transport and logistics company Samskip has vowed to overturn a €29 million collusion fine from the Icelandic Competition Authority after the agency deemed its cooperation agreements with a key rival anticompetitive.

04 September 2023

Poland raids grain storage sector over price-fixing concerns

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has raided two agricultural product manufacturers over alleged price-fixing and information exchange, in an ex-officio preliminary cartel probe based on public information.

23 August 2023

CMA horizontal guidelines diverge from EU on public information exchange

The UK’s antitrust authority has published the final version of its horizontal agreement guidelines, which diverge from the EU on certain types of information exchange and omit a section on sustainability agreements.

17 August 2023

Roofing-cartel victim drops follow-on damages claim against suppliers

A roofing supply broker has withdrawn its follow-on damages claim against two of the UK’s largest suppliers of rolled lead, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing cartel forced it into bankruptcy in 2017.

24 July 2023

Dutch court upholds €82 million tobacco cartel fines

Four tobacco manufacturers have failed in their initial attempt to challenge the Dutch competition authority's €82 million fine for exchanging information on the future prices of cigarettes.

19 July 2023

ECJ confirms EU capacitors cartel fines

Capacitor makers Nichicon and Nippon Chemi-Con have lost their appeals against a combined €170.8 million cartel fine issued by the European Commission.

13 July 2023

Real estate companies seek to escape rent-fixing lawsuit

Rental software company RealPage and 40-plus real estate businesses are seeking the dismissal of allegations they conspired to raise prices, arguing the plaintiffs have failed to provide evidence of any agreement between the defendants.

11 July 2023

Chicken processors to face sprawling price-fixing lawsuit

Pilgrim’s Pride, Tyson Foods and nine other poultry processors must face allegations that they fixed prices and restricted supply of broiler chickens, a federal judge has ruled.

05 July 2023

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