The Italian Regional Administrative Court of Latium sets aside a previous infringement decision made by the Italian Competition Authority on a bid-rigging practice (Rai servizi Post-Produzione)

By a judgment issued in Rai servizi post-produzione [1] the Regional Administrative Court of Latium (the Court) reversed a previous infringement decision made by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) [2]. The Court held that the ICA failed to establish an anti-competitive concerted practice to the requisite standards and that the information exchanged by the parties did not have a strategic nature. The facts of the case The ICA found that the several suppliers of editing services for TV programmes and a trade association regrouping them, New Italian Broadcasting Association (NIBA), put into practice a single complex anti-competitive agreement, in the shape of a bid-rigging, to alter the competing tender procedures called for in 2013 by the national TV broadcaster, Rai, to choice

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Regional Administrative Court of Latium sets aside a previous infringement decision made by the Italian Competition Authority on a bid-rigging practice (Rai servizi Post-Produzione), 6 June 2016, e-Competitions June 2016, Art. N° 81462

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