Cartels

Competition Law – Leveling the playing field for small and big businesses

The introduction of competition law has made the businesses and their legal advisers learn a new way of thinking. It is natural for business managers to expect that agreements are meant to be kept and law protects their rights to enforce them. However, can the law restrict their freedom to choose who they would like …

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Cartelization in film industry in India

The informants have alleged that the theatre owners, association of film theatres, various trade associations whose members are inter-alia engaged in the business of films and TV serials exhibition, production and distribution have formed a cartel. Trade association was used as a platform to fulfil illegitimate objectives like taking collective decisions which are anti- competitive, …

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Cartels in procurement loot railways of Rs 10,000 crore a year: E. Sreedharan

In the final report, the Metro man says the board was set up originally to “make policies, plans, to lay broader principles of railway management, to frame rules, to inspect and guide the railways”. “And today the board is not performing these roles” he says. On ‘delegating tendering and commercial powers to general managers and …

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Conspiracy- Price Fixing And Bid Rigging

Price fixing, bid rigging, and other cartel enforcement remain robust around the world. The European Commission (“EC”) and individual member states and others continue to engage in robust enforcement. The level of fines imposed by the EC exceeds last year’s record pace. Whereas Brazil remains Latin America’s leading antitrust enforcer and has recently adopted a …

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Bid Rigging and Cartels

Brief Summary. (To read the full post click here) There is a common and historical practice of bid rigging dominant in Government tenders. License Raj has been replaced by heavy competition between private and public sector companies. However, the procurer Government departments still have one sided terms in their contracts for the private bidders to …

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