The Singapore Competition Appeal Board reduces the financial penalties against 5 modelling agencies found by the Competition Commission to have fixed the rates of modelling services (Bee Works Casting, Diva Model, Impact Models Studio, Looque Models Singapore, Ave Management)

On 22 April 2013, the Singapore Competition Appeal Board (‘CAB’) published its decisions in Appeal No 2 of 2012 dated 10 April 2013 and Appeal No 3 of 2012 dated 10 April 2013. These appeals were made against the decision of the Competition Commission of Singapore (‘CCS’) in CCS Case number CCS/500/002/09 – Price-Fixing in Modelling Services dated 23 November 2011, where the CCS found that 10 modelling agencies had, between 2005 and 2009, met under the guise of the Association of Modelling Industry Professionals (‘AMIP’) and fixed the rates of modelling services charged to their customers (‘Infringement Decision’). An 11th agency was exonerated from financial penalties as it withdrew its participation from the cartel almost immediately after the Competition Act came into force.. The appeals

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Kala Anandarajah, Dominique Lombardi, The Singapore Competition Appeal Board reduces the financial penalties against 5 modelling agencies found by the Competition Commission to have fixed the rates of modelling services (Bee Works Casting, Diva Model, Impact Models Studio, Looque Models Singapore, Ave Management), 22 April 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2013, Art. N° 52499

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