The Italian antitrust authority finds two anti-competitive agreements in the market for the provision of fire prevention services (Wood Firefighting Services)

In the recent Wood Fire Service case [1], the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has found two anti-competitive agreements put in place by several players in the market for the provision of wood fire prevention services. The first anti-competitive agreement took the shape of a bid rigging practice that affected the competitive procedures organized between 2005 and 2018 to entrust the task of helicopter-firefighting services (the bid rigging practice). The second anti-competitive agreement consisted of the joint advanced determination of the fares for helicopter services (the price-fixing practice). Seven suppliers of helicopter services and one professional association were found guilty of having implemented the two anticompetitive agreements. The decision of the Italian Competition

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  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

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Michele Giannino, The Italian antitrust authority finds two anti-competitive agreements in the market for the provision of fire prevention services (Wood Firefighting Services), 13 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2019, Art. N° 90322

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