The Egyptian Competition Authority issues its first bid-rigging cartel decision (Heart and chest surgeries cartel)

On 7 March 2017, the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) issued its first bid-rigging cartel decision. The cartel involved seven of the biggest suppliers in Egypt of heart and chest valves and antioxidants for heart and chest surgeries, and related to public tenders for governmental and university hospitals. Implications for market players This is the first bid-rigging cartel case in Egypt. This suggests that the ECA has improved its investigative techniques, enabling it to prove such an infringement. The ECA conducted a

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  • Helmy, Hamza & Partners (Baker McKenzie Cairo)
  • Queen Mary University (London)

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Mohammed Elfar, Mohammed Talaat, The Egyptian Competition Authority issues its first bid-rigging cartel decision (Heart and chest surgeries cartel), 7 March 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2017, Art. N° 84441

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