Topic: Market sharing

India drops seven-year auto parts cartel probe despite leniency applications

The Competition Commission of India has closed an auto parts cartel investigation due to a lack of evidence despite its investigative arm finding an infringement and two companies applying for leniency.

26 October 2021

Austria hits country's largest construction company with record fine

Austria’s Cartel Court has issued its largest-ever fine of more than €45 million on two Strabag Group subsidiaries for taking part in a bid-rigging cartel that lasted nearly 15 years.

22 October 2021

ACCC’s crane cartel claims survive strike out request

Australia’s Federal Court has rejected an attempt by NQCranes to dismiss claims it conspired with a rival to allocate the market for overhead cranes.

21 October 2021

Top South African court reinstates private hospital deal block

South Africa’s highest court has backed the country’s antitrust authority and specialist competition tribunal in blocking a private healthcare deal, as it criticised an appellate court for overturning a prohibition decision that was not “clearly wrong”.

18 October 2021

Turkey imposes interim measures on shopping platform

The Turkish Competition Authority has slapped an interim injunction on the country’s largest ecommerce platform as part of an abuse of dominance probe into the company for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

01 October 2021

Austria urges Cartel Court to impose more fines on construction cartel

Vienna-based construction company Porr has agreed to pay a settlement of €62.35 million after admitting its role in a wide-ranging conspiracy, as Austria’s Federal Competition Authority continues to push for sanctions in its largest ever cartel probe.

30 September 2021

Germany blocks newspaper deal

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has issued a rare decision to block media publisher Funke Mediengruppe’s proposed acquisition of a full stake in daily newspaper Ostthüringer Zeitung, citing concerns that it could lead to another regional newspaper monopoly.

29 September 2021

ACCC calls for enhanced powers to tackle Google’s ad tech dominance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it needs more specific rules to address concerns about Google’s dominant position in digital advertising markets, after finding that competition in the sector is ineffective due to the technology company’s power.

28 September 2021

India hits beer cartel with major fines

The Competition Commission of India has fined United Breweries, Carlsberg and eight of their executives a total of 9 billion rupees (€104 million) for price-fixing, collectively restricting supplies and dividing the country’s beer market.

24 September 2021

CCI investigative unit says Google abused its dominance over Android

The Competition Commission of India’s investigative branch has reportedly accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the markets for mobile operating systems and other key services, as the enforcer nears the conclusion of the latest in a series of probes into the company.

20 September 2021

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