The Czech Competition Authority reaches settlement with detergent producers in a cartel case while implementing its leniency programme (Henkel / Procter & Gamble / Rakona / Reckitt Benckiser)

On 10 February 2011, the Czech Competition Authority (the “Competition Authority”) adopted a cartel settlement decision finding that the local subsidiaries of the Henkel, Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser groups (the “Companies”) had participated in a cartel in respect of the sale of detergents, fabric softeners and washing-up liquids (the “Decision”). The Competition Authority imposed fines in the aggregate amount of CZK 29.274 million (approximately EUR 1.214 million). Henkel was not fined as it was granted full immunity under the Competition Authority’s Leniency Programme for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Competition

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Tomás Čihula, Michal Forýtek, The Czech Competition Authority reaches settlement with detergent producers in a cartel case while implementing its leniency programme (Henkel / Procter & Gamble / Rakona / Reckitt Benckiser), 28 April 2011, e-Competitions April 2011, Art. N° 35771

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