Topic: Supply restrictions

Kenyan enforcer issues highest-ever fine on steel cartel

The Competition Authority of Kenya has issued its highest-ever sanction, fining nine steel manufacturers €2 million for fixing prices and limiting production.

23 August 2023

Turkey fines Samsung, Arçelik others for RPM

Samsung, Arçelik and two other Turkish homeware appliance companies are facing €21 million fines from the country’s competition watchdog following an investigation into separate breaches of resale price maintenance rules.

09 August 2023

Kosovo probes suspected cooking oil cartel

Kosovo’s Competition Authority has opened an investigation into five unnamed cooking oil companies for price-fixing and controlling the production of cooking oil.

04 August 2023

Saudi Arabia fines feed company for restricting supply

Saudi Arabia’s competition authority has ordered a feed supplier to pay a €2.4 million fine after finding it abused its dominant position by controlling the supply of bran.

02 August 2023

CMA rebuffs “ambiguous” documents claim in Prochlorperazine appeal

Advanz’s argument that unclear communications should tip in favour of the appellants challenging the UK enforcer’s Prochlorperazine cartel decision incorrectly interprets past case law on ambiguous documents, the country’s specialist competition tribunal has heard.

01 August 2023

CMA discarded oral testimonies to reach Prochlorperazine decision, Advanz says

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has wrongly relied on its own interpretation of emails exchanged among members of the alleged Prochlorperazine cartel, rather than actual oral testimonies, Advanz’s counsel has told the specialist competition tribunal.

31 July 2023

Indonesia fines cooking oil cartel, drops claims against 20 companies

Indonesia’s Competition Commission has fined seven cooking oil producers €4.4 million for colluding to restrict supply, despite a board member's dissenting opinion arguing that 27 accused businesses illegally fixed prices.

30 May 2023

Shell JV does not have to face cartel damages claim, Dutch court rules

A Dutch court has ruled that a Shell joint venture in Brazil does not have to face an antitrust damages claim seeking to hold the company liable for its involvement in a fuel storage cartel, after the claimant failed to establish jurisdiction.

18 May 2023

Canadian court upholds rejection of DRAM class action

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s refusal to certify a €665 million antitrust class action against Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix and Micron Technology, holding that certification is an important screening process that must allow for some merits-based analysis.

03 May 2023

Bulgaria hits Lukoil with second record fine

Bulgaria’s antitrust watchdog has issued its highest-ever antitrust fine of almost €100 million to Lukoil for abusing its dominance in the motor fuel storage market, less than two months after hitting the Russian company with a then-record penalty.

06 April 2023

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