e-Competitions Special Issue: Utilities & Cartels

e-Competitions Special Issue: Utilities & Cartels

FOREWORD

CARTELS IN THE UTILITY SECTORS: AN OVERVIEW OF EU AND NATIONAL CASE LAW
6 SEPTEMBER 2018

As the impact of liberalisation in most utility sectors has taken hold across most EU Member States, a gradual shift has occurred from markets dominated by concerns about unilateral effects (driven by incumbent operators with market power) to more mature markets where coordinated effects are assuming equal importance in terms of antitrust enforcement activity. This is reflected in the steady stream of cases brought over the past decade at EU and Member State levels under Article 101 TFEU and its national equivalents.

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Peter Alexiadis

Gibson Dunn (Brussels)

 ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES

The Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes a guide to competition ordinance for public sector
11 MAY 2018
Hong Kong Competition Commission  Hong Kong Competition Commission
The Indian Competition Authority grants penalty reductions to 4 out of 6 members of a cartel guilty of bid rigging public tenders for setting up solid waste processing plants (Nagrik Chetna Manch / Fortified Security Solutions)
1 MAY 2018
Man Mohan Sharma  Vaish Associates, Advocates (New Delhi)
The Danish Competition Authority fines an association of passenger carriers for bid rigging (ØFP)
28 FEBRUARY 2018
Danish Competition Authority  Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)
The EU Commission fines two maritime car carriers and four car parts suppliers EUR 546 million in three separate cartel settlements (MOL / NYK / „K” Line / Wwl-Eukor / Csav, Denso / Bosch / NGK / TRW / Continental)
21 FEBRUARY 2018
Clara García Fernández  Gomez Acebo & Pombo (Brussels)
Miguel Troncoso Ferrer  Gomez Acebo & Pombo (Brussels)
Sara Moya Izquierdo  Gomez Acebo & Pombo (Brussels)
The Romanian Competition Authority fines companies selling equipment for electricity measurement for cartel (ARC BRAŞOV)
22 JANUARY 2018
Romanian Competition Authority  Romanian Competition Council (Bucharest)
The Russian Competition Authority opens a proceeding for cartel in the market of supplying gas chromatographs (Chromatec)
12 JANUARY 2018
Russian Competition Authority  Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (Moscow)
The Indian Competition Authority widens the scope of bid rigging and exonerates 9 suppliers of AC (air conditioning) packages from allegations of bid rigging despite instances of identical bids (Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory / AC package suppliers)
28 NOVEMBER 2017
Man Mohan Sharma  Vaish Associates, Advocates (New Delhi)
The EU Court of Justice dismisses appeal in gas insulated switchgear cartel case (Toshiba)
6 JULY 2017
Richard Burton  Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
The Polish Competition Authority fines gas boilers and water heaters producer for vertical price fixing (Termet)
19 DECEMBER 2016
Tomasz Feliszewski  WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr (Warsaw)
Kamil Klopocki  WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr (Warsaw)
The Danish Competition Council considers that agreement between service providers on their subscription price for service on natural gas boilers is anticompetitive (HMN)
30 NOVEMBER 2016
Danish Competition Authority  Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (Copenhagen)

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