On 19 December 2012 the Czech Competition Authority (the "Authority") imposed on four companies active in the area of waste management (some of them are also active in the market of road maintenance) a total fine of CZK 96,579 million (approximately EUR 3,825,000). The companies A.S.A., spol. s r.o. ("ASA"), van Gansewinkel, a.s. ("van Gansewinkel"), SITA CZ a.s. ("SITA") and AVE CZ odpadové hospodářství s.r.o. ("AVE") had been found guilty of bid rigging. Even though the decision of the Authority was first-instance one, it has already come into force in view of the fact that the companies admitted their anti-competitive conduct and have no intention of challenging the decision before a
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