S. Africa Seeks Max Fines In Pilings Cartel Case

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 5:36 PM EST) -- South Africa's antitrust watchdog has accused several construction companies of divyying up contracts for a variety of drilling and pilings projects, seeking the maximum fine against the companies Wednesday.

The South African Competition Commission referred its so-called pilings case against six companies to the country's Competition Tribunal.

The regulator agreed to grant Grinaker-LTA conditional immunity for reporting the cartel under the country's leniency program, but asked the tribunal to fine Esorfranki Ltd., Rodio Geotechnics (Pty) Ltd., Dura Soletanche Bachy (Pty) Ltd., Geomechanics CC and Diabor (Pty)...
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