Argentinian Court of Appeal rejects cartelisation appeal

Argentinian Court of Appeal rejects cartelisation appeal

Argentina’s Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal made by Loma Negra, Juan Minetti, Cementos Avellaneda, Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia and Cemento San Martín, upholding the previous price-fixing ruling and the multi-million peso fines attached.

The companies were awarded fines of ARS300m (US$66.5m) as penalty for anti-competitive practices between 1981-99. Loma Negra will be expected to pay ARS138.7m, Juan Minetti ARS100.1m, Cementos Avellaneda ARS34.6m, Cementos San Martín ARS28.5m, Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia ARS6m and Argentina’s cement producers’ association ARS529,289.