Topic: Price fixing

Top Israeli court rejects gaming cartel appeal following landmark prosecution

Israel’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by three video console sellers who were fined for fixing the prices of Playstation and Xbox consoles, confirming the country’s first successful prosecution of a cartel based on a leniency application.

26 September 2022

Australian government pushes for jail time in criminal cartel case

Australian prosecutors have argued that the imposition of a custodial sentence on a former manager at an active pharmaceutical ingredient producer who has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel charges is necessary for future deterrence.

16 September 2022

CCI launches steel cartel probe

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly opened a price-fixing investigation into nine major steel companies, 18 months after the country’s minister for road transport and highways warned of cartels in the sector.

16 September 2022

Spanish enforcer opposes government’s food price-fixing proposal

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has cautioned the national government against fixing prices for certain staple food products amid rising inflation, claiming this would violate both national and EU antitrust laws.

13 September 2022

AG Pitruzzella eschews distinction between standalone and follow-on claims

National courts cannot ignore findings from competition enforcers when presiding over related private litigation, even if those decisions relate to matters arising before the EU Damages Directive existed, an EU advocate general has said.

09 September 2022

Poland probes Kia dealerships over collusive agreements

Poland’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into a domestic Kia importer and 10 of its dealers on suspicion the companies agreed to fix prices and allocate the local market for the manufacturer's cars.

07 September 2022

Austrian enforcer seeks more fines in sprawling construction cartel probe

Austria’s antitrust enforcer has asked the country’s specialist competition court to fine four companies belonging to one construction group a total of €26.3 million after they admitted to participating in the country’s largest-ever cartel.

06 September 2022

Australian pharma company seeks lenient penalty in criminal cartel case

An active pharmaceutical ingredient producer has asked an Australian court to fine it less than A$1 million (€686,000) after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal cartel conduct, citing the limited impact on Australian consumers.

05 September 2022

All fines overturned in landmark Malaysian insurance cartel case

Malaysia’s specialist competition tribunal has overturned a combined €38.8 million fine levied against 22 insurance companies for allegedly fixing discount rates on vehicle parts and the hourly labour rates for repairs.

05 September 2022

Mozambique enforcer issues first infringement decisions

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique has issued its first public infringement decisions in separate gun-jumping and price-fixing cases, less than two years after becoming an operational agency.

02 September 2022

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