Chances and legal risks of contacts with competitors

Contacts between competitors

Reports of summary proceedings concerning illegal cartel agreements are found regularly in the business press and in publications of the competition authorities. Of these proceedings the concrete and finished part industry is particularly affected, for example in a now completed proceeding against manufacturers of concrete pipes and manholes, in the ongoing proceeding against concrete paving stone manufacturers and the proceeding against manufacturers of prefabricated garages.

The offences reach from single statements of participants in meetings of business associations up to established...

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