e-Competitions News Issue: January 2018

Anticompetitive practices
  The Russian Competition Authority sanctions companies for cartel in the market of highway repair and renovation (Technostroi)

25 December 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The Moscow Arbitration Court upholds the decision of the Competition Authority in the case of suppliers cartel at the ministry of defence (Bely Medved)

25 December 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The Arbitration Appeal Court of Moscow upholds the judgement of the Arbitration Court in a case on an anticompetitive agreement between medicinal drug suppliers (Pharm SKD)

22 December 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The Lithuanian Competition Authority fines two construction firms for bid rigging in the market for renovation and modernisation of schools and kindergartens (Irdaiva)

21 December 2017

 

Lithuanian Competition Authority • Lithuanian Competition Authority (Vilnius)

 
  The Danish Competition Authority accepts remedies proposed by companies in a case concerning an agreement on supply of cash handling and transportation services (Loomis)

20 December 2017

 

Danish Competition Authority • Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)

 
  The Irish Competition Authority secures commitments from a number of universities to change their procurement practices in the supply of graduation gowns

19 December 2017

 

Irish Competition Authority • Irish Competition Authority

 
  The German Competition Authority, with the Dutch Competition Authority, fines three undertakings for cartel in the harbor towage sector (Fairplay / Bugsier / Petersen & Alpers)

18 December 2017

 

German Competition Authority • German Competition Authority (Bonn)

 
  The Dutch Competition Authority, with the German Competition Authority, fines three undertakings for cartel in the harbor towage sector (Fairplay / Bugsier / Petersen & Alpers)

18 December 2017

 

Netherlands Competition Authority • Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (The Hague)

 
  The UK Competition Authority launches digital tool to fight bid-rigging

15 December 2017

 

UK Competition Authority • UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (London)

 
  The Finnish Market Court fines several coach companies for cartel (Finnish Bus and Coach Association / Matkahuolto)

14 December 2017

 

Finnish Competition Authority • Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA)

 
  The UK Competition Authority fines two laundry companies for market sharing (Micronclean)

14 December 2017

 

UK Competition Authority • UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) (London)

 
  The Moscow Arbitration Court upholds the decision of the Competition Authority in the case of the cartel between manufacturers of oil-submersible cable (Kama Cable)

13 December 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The Russian Competition Authority sanctions suppliers of supercomputers for cartel (Aquarius Production)

11 December 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The EU Commission decides that an international sport association has breached european comptition rules (International Skating Union)

8 December 2017

 

European Commission • European Commission – DG COMP

 
  The EU Court of Justice hands down an anticipated judgment and closely follows the opinion of Advocate General Wahl (Coty)

6 December 2017

 

Andrzej Kmiecik • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

 
  The EU Court of Justice holds that suppliers of luxury goods may under certain conditions restrict authorised retailers in a selective distribution system not to sell their goods via third-party online platforms to preserve their products’ ‘luxury image’ (Coty Germany)

6 December 2017

 

Christian Ritz • Hogan Lovells (Munich)

Mariya Serafimova • European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

 
  The Danish Competition Authority sanctions an association of camera distributors for cartel (Team DS)

1 December 2017

 

Danish Competition Authority • Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)

 
  The French Competition Authority rejects a complaint filed by a Museum accusing competitors of cartel (Musée de Montmartre)

29 November 2017

 

French Competition Authority • French Competition Authority (Paris)

 
  The Russian Competition Authority sanctions companies on the market of food products to schools for cartel (Akshan)

29 November 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The EU Commission fines several car safety equipment suppliers in a cartel settlement case (Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka)

22 November 2017

 

Richard Burton • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

 
  The EU Court of Justice provides guidance to French court on relationship between EU Common Agricultural Policy and competition law (Endives cartel case)

14 November 2017

 

Richard Burton • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

 
  The EU General Court partially annuls a Commission decision (Yen interest rate derivatives cartel case)

10 November 2017

 

Richard Burton • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

 
  The EU General Court find flaws in a Commission’s decision and quashes the €14.9m fine, but sustains underlying liability for “facilitation” of a cartel (Icap)

10 November 2017

 

Duncan Green • Simmons & Simmons (London)

Charles Bankes • Simmons & Simmons (London)

 
  The Russian Competition Authority opens a proceeding against a cartel that used auction robots (Egmed)

3 November 2017

 

Russian Competition Authority • Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)

 
  The Italian Competition Authority fines several consultancy firms for bid rigging practices (Gara Consip)

18 October 2017

 

Michele Giannino • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

 
  The Hellenic Competition Authority fines six undertakings active in the wholesale trade of luxury cosmetics for cartel (NOTOS COM)

4 October 2017

 

Hellenic Competition Authority • Hellenic Competition Authority (Athens)

 
  The Turkish Competition Board publishes its reasoned decision on the preliminary investigation on the allegations that a white goods manufactuer restricted online sales of its dealers (BSH)

22 August 2017

 

Gönenç Gürkaynak • ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law

Eda Duru • ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law