Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Elf Atochem S.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Arkema
Penalty: 
$8,500,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
March 14, 2002
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices
Violation Description: 

Elf Atochem S.A., an international French-based chemical conglomerate, agreed to plead guilty and pay fines totaling $8.5 million for participating in two international conspiracies that suppressed competition in the industrial chemical markets for monochloroacetic acid and organic peroxides.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Antitrust Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
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Parent company note: 
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