Topic: Information exchange

Poland raids farm equipment sector

Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has conducted one of the largest dawn raid operations in its history as it probes whether three agricultural equipment companies and their subsidiaries colluded to fix prices, share information and divide the market.

19 June 2023

France sanctions church renovation cartel

France’s Competition Authority has fined three building renovation companies for bid rigging on public tenders for two church restoration projects.

16 June 2023

Latvia sanctions construction cartel after receiving wiretaps

Latvia’s Competition Council has fined three road construction companies €4.5 million as part of a settlement agreement after using wiretaps to collect evidence of bid rigging and illegal information exchange.

15 June 2023

French home appliance makers settle decade-long probe

Electrolux and BSH are accepting fines to settle the French antitrust enforcer’s allegations that they fixed resale prices and exchanged competitively sensitive information with four other rivals from 2009 to 2014.

31 May 2023

UK issues chargesheet in government bond cartel probe

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has accused HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Citi, Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Canada of unlawfully exchanging commercially sensitive information about government bonds in the aftermath of the global financial crash.

24 May 2023

Dutch enforcer sanctions egg purchasing cartel

The Dutch antitrust authority has fined three egg purchasers an undisclosed amount for entering into illegal price-fixing agreements following a court order that rejected the conspirators' request to keep their identities confidential and postpone the publishing of the decision.

11 May 2023

Brussels court rejects challenge to RTL Belgium takeover

A pair of companies have lost their appeal against the Belgian Competition Authority's decision to conditionally allow the €250 million joint takeover of broadcaster RTL’s national subsidiary.

05 May 2023

German court determines settlement fine to end beer cartel saga

A German court has ordered Carlsberg to pay a €50 million penalty for illegally exchanging information with rivals after the company agreed to settle with the country’s antitrust authority, bringing an end to a case that has spanned 11 years.

03 May 2023

Italy closes Trenitalia abuse probe with data commitments

Italy’s Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance probe into the country’s largest rail operator after the latter committed to giving a rival access to data to sell its regional and intercity train tickets.

03 May 2023

EU cartel damages claimant urges UK court to assert jurisdiction

Mercedes-Benz is urging an English court to exercise jurisdiction over its follow-on damages claim against two German automotive parts manufacturers penalised by the European Commission, as it seeks to fend off the first post-Brexit jurisdictional challenge in a cartel case.

27 April 2023

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