Topic: Market sharing

Enforcers launch push to tackle FIFA World Cup collusion

A joint initiative by antitrust enforcers in the US, Mexico and Canada intends to spur competition in several markets by rooting out unlawful agreements targeting the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

22 September 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

Poland toughens stance on dawn raid obstructions

Poland’s competition authority has imposed one of its largest-ever fines for obstructing a dawn raid after employees at a pair of companies deleted communications from their work phones ahead of a search.

06 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

Korea sanctions LPG cartel

Four liquefied petroleum gas companies must pay €1.8 million in fines for conspiring to fix prices and allocate customers on the island of Jeju in Korea.

04 September 2023

Hong Kong enforcer probes cartel allegations in funeral services market

Hong Kong's Competition Commission has conducted a "surprise visit" to a public mortuary over concerns funeral service providers colluded to allocate customers on its premises.

15 August 2023

Sony hit with another class action claim in Europe

Sony will have to fight off another proposed class action claim after a Portuguese consumer rights group filed an opt-out lawsuit alleging it overcharges customers for PlayStation games.

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A roofing supply broker has withdrawn its follow-on damages claim against two of the UK’s largest suppliers of rolled lead, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing cartel forced it into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

South African enforcer settles Unilever cartel probe

Unilever has agreed to pay a fine and implement several public interest commitments as part of a rare settlement agreement without an admission of fault with South Africa’s Competition Commission.

17 July 2023

Spain fines business analytics cartel €3.5 million

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has sanctioned a business analytics provider for agreeing not to target a rival’s customers and fix prices in a cartel agreement that lasted almost 20 years.

11 July 2023

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