The Romanian Competition Council sanctions a bid rigging practice carried out through a common representative (San Swiss Arms)

Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") released at the end of 2013 a decision ("RCC Decision") pursuant to an investigation concerning companies active on the production and supply of ammunition that allegedly rigged the tenders organized by the Romanian Ministry of Defense regarding firearms and optical equipment in 2005 - 2007 ("RCC Investigation"). This is the first time in a bid rigging case where the RCC Investigation is focused on the exchange of information between participants in tenders through a common representative. The RCC Investigation had as object the breach of art. 5 of Competition Law (which mirrors the provisions of art. 101 TFEU). The RCC also performed dawn-raids at the common representative of the investigated companies. The alleged

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Alexandru Potlog, Alina Lacatus, Lorena Slevoaca, Sandra Potlog, The Romanian Competition Council sanctions a bid rigging practice carried out through a common representative (San Swiss Arms), 29 November 2013, e-Competitions November 2013, Art. N° 68824

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