Lexology PRO | France | 29 Nov 2023
France’s Competition Authority has successfully defended its decision to impose nearly €415 million fines on a meal voucher cartel, but at least one business has said it will appeal against the ruling.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Germany | 14 Nov 2023
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has begun probing the world’s largest bottler and seller of Coca-Cola products, nine months after the European Commission closed its own abuse of dominance investigation into similar suspected conduct.
Lexology PRO | China | 9 Nov 2023
China’s antitrust authority has fined 21 companies over €22.3 million for fixing cement prices in a local province after a regional court uncovered the conspiracy during a separate criminal probe.
Lexology PRO | European Union, South Korea, United Kingdom | 3 Nov 2023
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.
Lexology PRO | Austria, European Union | 2 Nov 2023
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.
Lexology PRO | Czech Republic, European Union | 1 Nov 2023
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.
Lexology PRO | Canada | 25 Oct 2023
Two former employees of an asphalt company could face up to 14 years in prison in Canada for allegedly rigging bids for a public highway.
Lexology PRO | South Korea | 20 Oct 2023
Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has imposed a €38.3 million price fixing penalty on 10 steel wire producers, marking the first time it has used new fining powers.
Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union | 19 Oct 2023
Boehringer Ingelheim and five other drugmakers have agreed to pay the European Commission €13.4 million in a hybrid settlement decision after admitting to participating in a global cartel to fix the price of an essential stomach medicine.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Turkey, United Kingdom | 18 Oct 2023
Sika, Saint-Gobain and Masters Business Solutions have confirmed they are involved in a cross-border cartel probe from competition agencies in the UK, EU and Turkey over suspected cartel violations in the chemical admixture market.