The EU Commission fines ethylene purchasers for having colluded and exchanged information on purchase prices (Orbia / Clariant / Celanese / Westlake)

Fines for ethylene purchasing cartel On 14 July 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") fined ethylene purchasers Orbia, Clariant and Celanese EUR 260 million for having colluded and exchanged information on purchase prices on the ethylene merchant market with a fourth participant, Westlake, who received full immunity for blowing the whistle. The cartel In May 2016, Commission officials conducted dawn raids on companies active in the market for the purchase of

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Denis Fosselard, Alexi Dimitriou, Neil Cuninghame, The EU Commission fines ethylene purchasers for having colluded and exchanged information on purchase prices (Orbia / Clariant / Celanese / Westlake), 14 July 2020, e-Competitions Exchange of information in associations of undertakings, Art. N° 96108

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