The UK Competition Authority reflects on the lessons learned from its investigation into three major suppliers of groundworks products to the construction industry for collusion (Vp / MGF / Mabey)

Breaking competition law: construction cartel in groundworks* Lessons learnt from the CMA’s investigation into 3 major suppliers of groundworks products to the construction industry after they broke competition law. In 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) fined 2 businesses, Vp and MGF, a total of over £15 million for illegally sharing confidential information relating to current and future pricing and co-ordinating their commercial activities to reduce strategic uncertainty. A third business, Mabey, was also involved in the cartel for a relatively short period of time. Mabey avoided a fine by cooperating under the CMA’s leniency programme – they were the first to bring the illegal activity to the CMA’s attention and then fully co-operated with the CMA’s investigation. The

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  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Competition Authority reflects on the lessons learned from its investigation into three major suppliers of groundworks products to the construction industry for collusion (Vp / MGF / Mabey), 26 mai 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 100663

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