Wholesalers' Pesticide Cartel

The Federal Cartel Office has found that at least eight plant protection product wholesalers formed a cartel between 1998 and March 2015 and illegally agreed on price lists, discounts and individual prices of plant protection products.

It imposed fines of €154.6 million on the wholesalers.

Hausfeld enforces claims for damages on behalf of aggrieved farmers due to the purchase of pesticide at inflated prices. For the necessary calculation of damages, the law firm cooperates with recognised competition economists. If desired, we can put you in touch with a litigation financier.

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