The German Federal Cartel Office imposes € 165 M fines against manufacturers of clay roof tiles for price fixing and applies leniency (Creaton, Pfleiderer Dachziegel, Koramic Dachprodukte, Monier, Erlus Gebr. Laumans)

Background The building materials sector has been often involved in cartel investigations over the last decades. The German Competition Authority (Federal Cartel Office, "FCO") is currently investigating more than one case where companies within this sector are alleged to have infringed competition law. The FCO has issued its first decision against building material companies under the new fining guidelines. The facts According to the relevant FCO press release, almost the entire clay roof tile sector is al-leged to

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  • Mutze Korsch Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (Düsseldorf)

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Kerstin Pallinger, The German Federal Cartel Office imposes € 165 M fines against manufacturers of clay roof tiles for price fixing and applies leniency (Creaton, Pfleiderer Dachziegel, Koramic Dachprodukte, Monier, Erlus Gebr. Laumans), 22 December 2008, e-Competitions December 2008, Art. N° 23833

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