Work Area: Cartels

TV purchasers reject Vitamin C comparison

Chinese law did not mandate participation in a price-fixing conspiracy, a class of television and computer monitor purchasers have argued.

08 September 2023

Nuclear decommissioning cartel sanctioned in France

France’s Competition Authority has fined a slew of companies more than €31 million for colluding to fix tenders to decommission a key nuclear site.

07 September 2023

Australian court accepts settlement fine against bid-rigging conspirator

An Australian court has accepted a plea from the country’s antitrust watchdog to impose a low fine on a technology infrastructure provider after it admitted to rigging bids for services at three mining sites.

07 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

Data provider accused of orchestrating mobile home cartel

Datacomp and nine mobile home community owners conspired to inflate rental prices to prey on low-income and elderly individuals, two Illinois tenants have alleged.

05 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

PPU competition head launches own firm in Chile

The head of competition at Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero Du & Uría has left the firm after 11 years to open his own outfit in Santiago.

04 September 2023

Singapore signals new wave of cartel enforcement

Singapore’s competition chief has teased a ramp-up in cartel enforcement driven by a successful advocacy push and resurgent leniency programme.

29 August 2023

US DOJ tests new approaches to boost cartel enforcement revival efforts

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

Amid struggles to identify and punish large domestic and international cartels, the Department of Justice is stepping up through new focus areas such as monopolisation and AI.

25 August 2023

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