Work Area: Cartels

Pfizer calls on UK tribunal to overturn excessive pricing fine

Pfizer has urged the UK’s specialist competition tribunal to overturn a £63 million excessive pricing sanction, arguing that there was “nothing unfair” with how it priced an anti-epilepsy drug.

06 November 2023

UK court combines “Dieselgate” damages claims

An English court has grouped together over 100,000 claimants seeking damages from BMW over the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal, with the claimants relying on cartel decisions in the EU and South Korea to help prove the allegations.

03 November 2023

Austrian agency seeks €4.4 million fine for welding cartel

Fronius International and two of its distribution partners have agreed to pay nearly €4.4 million in fines to settle allegations in Austria that they colluded to fix prices in the welding technology market.

02 November 2023

Czech meal voucher cartel fine annulled over legal overlap error

An €11.4 million fine imposed on a Czech meal vouchers cartel should be recalculated due to “formal shortcomings” in the penalty calculation by the country's antitrust authority, its chair has said.

01 November 2023

FIFA scores EU support for agent fee cap

The European Commission has advised the EU’s top court that FIFA’s new football agent regulations comply with the bloc’s antitrust laws.

01 November 2023

Dutch court sends anchor defendant questions to ECJ

A Dutch appellate court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify whether follow-on claims can be filed against an anchor defendant that was not named in an original infringement decision.

01 November 2023

Ro-ro defendants urge CAT to allow communications with class members

Defendants in the UK’s roll-on, roll-off collective action are seeking permission to communicate directly with members of the class after the UK’s specialist tribunal banned them from pursuing such correspondence without prior approval.

31 October 2023

UK claimants “grossly overinflated” damages from LCD cartel, LG says

LG has claimed that now-defunct UK computer manufacturers are "not seeking fair compensation" for the company's involvement in the liquid crystal display cartel, as their estimation of damages is “grossly overinflated”.

30 October 2023

Rail and pharma sectors raided in Spain

Spain’s competition watchdog has raided several railway operators, citing concerns over alleged abuse of dominance, anticompetitive agreements and failures to comply with a record infringement decision against the country’s publicly owned rail company.

30 October 2023

Exclusive: Leniency survey indicates revived EU regime still needs strengthening

A recent survey of EU-based competition experts suggesting that leniency applications are not declining offers further reassurance about the health of the regime in line with a recent uptick in submissions, the European Commission has said.

30 October 2023

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